Are Finns truly more introverted than everyone else? Are there other interesting facts which can be revealed about us, and even overall global trends by doing a personality poll? The answers may surprise you.
Is it the ability to speak a language? To say “Joo” and “ei”? Is it something in the DNA? Is it a shared experience? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Just what is it to be Finnish, anyway?
A young boy struggling to understand his father’s mysterious past, becomes a detective. Years later he will not only uncover the truth, but solve a murder.
A most unusual journey is a good way to describe the ride which led me from art and writing, to work in the design, music, film & game industries, and eventually, back to doing what I love. It’s a long story, most of it better left for another time. But here’s a brief summary of what I’m about:
Finnish men are pretty special; It’s clear that they would have to be, based on their history. In honor of Father’s Day, let’s take a look at what makes them so. Here are some of Finnish men’s most common characteristics.
“So you’ve written one book… big deal.” This is my latest accusing voice. It pops up when I think of giving people advice, or having the audacity to label myself as an author. We all have an accusing voice. Here’s how to shut them up.
Sisu. It might just be the most overused word in the Finnish language. But it’s difficult to deny, when looking back at our history. I examine various aspects of so-called Sisu to see if we can determine once and for all: Is it real, & could there be a scientific basis we can explain right now?
I… am an introvert. Here are a few ways I’ve been misintrepreted all my life because of it. Can you relate?
So, you’re a Finn. That’s commendable! But let me ask you a question. What do you know about the exact history of your ancestors, and the parts of Finland – or even other areas – that they came from? Do you think it matters? Well, let’s explore a bit.
Perhaps the title will anger or annoy some, but for a Finn,…