Chapter 1, Vacation: The New Dimension
• Pila begins by describing the state of the world, stating that people are now overworked, overstimulated, overfed, and overwhelmed.
• Pila writes that the 1950s style vacation no longer suffices.
• A Gallop poll reveals that three quarters of the world named Hawaii as their dream vacation spot.
• Pila writes that it used to be that people saved for a year or more for their dream vacation to Hawaii and after all of the hardships of travel arrived there.
• The first day of a traveler's trip is spent relaxing and recovering from jet lag.
• The second day of a traveler's trip is spent strolling through the shopping areas and purchasing a Hawaiian shirt and then feel foolish wearing it.
• Pila writes that in the rat race of the real world there was a separation from the spirit. Hawaii somehow represents a re-establishing of the connection...
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