And Robinson seems to concur with this assessment of the island. When pleading for lawmakers to protect Niihau in 2013, he said, according to Hawaii News Now, “[There’s] a feeling of inner peace and renewal that we don’t understand in the outside world. The Western culture has lost it, and the rest of the islands have lost it. The only place it’s left is on Niihau.” Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Micah Wright / Getty Images

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