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'Fiu' or the right to spleen
If lightness is the Polynesian social rule for any age and any condition, the maohi society has invented its antidote, the 'fiu'. The 'fiu' denotes lassitude, boredom, a certain languor or spleen. Thanks to it, one acquires the right to isolation and introspection but also to replace the traditional smile of the vahine with an absent and distant look.
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