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parea...

greece01Parea means belonging to a group, friendship, kinship. Parea also means obligations - exchanging favours and services.

Aisiodoxia - optimism - maybe blind optimism? Trust in fate; things will work out. As in Zorba the Greek (1964) and Never on Sunday (Pote tin Kyriaki, 1960).

Messon - which connects to parea - the power of personal influence. The good word, the well-connected uncle, the brother-in-law that can pull a few strings. It is the basis of nepotism, and from a Greek perspective, it is just good business sense.

Exipno means being shrewd, wry, astute, perceptive - the ability to make a good deal and keep everyone happy at the same time.