Samoan Independence Day is just around the corner for this States woman and I wanted to take the time to say, simply, that I love who I am, now what I study, as well as this person I am turning to be… all thanks to the blood in me that sings for the islands, that runs thick with fa'asamoa <3
“@RalphMisa: Fa'asamoa traditions. We either choose to ignore it or embrace its fundamental importance. First step is to understand it’s beauty.”
^THIS!!! It’s the same with all indigenous cultures, I believe. And so many of our own are choosing to ignore. Makes me wanna slap them with their ancestry if I could lol
I read somewhere that the Fa'asamoa and Matai system beats the legal system most of the time. I guess if you can sort it out outside of courts and doing the whole ifoga thing - that's better than dragging it out in the courts. But then, it depends on what the issue is. Things that make you go 'hmmmm'.