In 1970, a Maui leader named Pilahi Paki gave a speech at the conference, Hawaii 2000, about the Aloha spirit. Later, as the article explains, the speech became the basis for the Aloha Spirit Law.
"Akahai, meaning kindness to be expressed with tenderness;
Lōkahi, meaning unity, to be expressed with harmony;
ʻOluʻolu, meaning agreeable, to be expressed with pleasantness;
Haʻahaʻa, meaning humility, to be expressed with modesty;
Ahonui, meaning patience, to be expressed with perseverance."
Although technically the law can’t be enforced, it’s still highly regarded.
"This law is virtually impossible to enforce because it is a philosophy that directs a code of conduct and way of life," Dana Viola, first deputy attorney general of Hawaii told Breena. "Nonetheless… all citizens and government officials of Hawaii are obligated to conduct themselves in accordance with this law."
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