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Did anyone see the show about the owner of Turtle Island, Richard Evanson?

Did anyone see the show about the owner of Turtle Island, Richard Evanson?

Dec 15th, 2003, 02:53 PM
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Did anyone see the show about the owner of Turtle Island, Richard Evanson?

The episode was on Fineliving.com, and I thought it was pretty interesting to see how this man turned this island (turtle island) into the tropical oasis that it is today, and how he has employed many of the people, not to mention supplying aid for schools, healthcare etc. If I had the resources to own an island, I would certainly live there as he choose to do. That would be a definite life changing experience.
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Dec 16th, 2003, 05:49 PM
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I did see that. I thought it was very inspiring, and it made me wish that I
had considered some sort of life change like that in my younger days. Of course,
it's nice to be rich like Evanson was, so you have something to fall back
on in case it doesn't work out.

The same channel had a "Your Private Island" episode that followed a San
Francisco couple to Turtle on their second honeymoon. It was the show that
first clued us in to Fiji for our anniversary trip, although we eventually
decided against staying at Turtle. If you didn't see the episode, don't
worry, it'll be on again and again.
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Dec 17th, 2003, 10:25 AM
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Of course if you go there, you see Richard has his share of life problems just like the rest of us! But he has done it in a prettier surrounding.
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Dec 18th, 2003, 03:49 PM
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One thing that Richard did say that inspired me more than anything, was he talked about not being happy with his life, even with all the $$$$ he had..He needed to have a since of well being. He said if you can wake up in the morning happy with your life, and looking forward to each day, you then have a since of well being, and he is right. All the money in the world cannot buy that. People with millions of dollars, who are able to buy and do anything they want, are some of the most miserable people on this earth. One of my friends said, well I would sure love to experience being rich and miserable, and I said no you wouldn't,because Mr Evanson's life changing experience benefited him in ways he never imagined, and if he is truly happy with his changes, (including remarrying and having children), then no amount of money he continues to make with his island can make him feel better), He has to feel that way spirtually, everything else is secondary. Do you agree??
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Jan 6th, 2004, 05:35 PM
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This post made me laugh a lot. We have visited Fiji 4 times during the past 2-3 years and know several expats and locals in the Yasawas and in Nadi. Unfortunately the gentlemen you so admire is not so admired by Fijians. Just ask the staff at Oarsmans Bay on Nacula Island.
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