While the Finnish concept of Sisu may be hard to pin down, the patterns of how it is carried out can be seen throughout history. On a rather incredible amount of occasions, Finns have had to not only face great adversity, but in doing so, learn to make do with less. What about today?
You’ve either heard it or said it yourself dozens of times in your life: “It feels like a sauna in here”. A valid feeling, since it’s true – many situations may feel very much like that, like stepping into a car on a hot summer day. But are there conditions for what makes a REAL Finnish sauna?
Perhaps you’re heading to Finland this year… or maybe you just want to impress your friends a little at the camp. Whatever the case, it never hurts to brush up on your Finnish, and what better way to start than with some summer vacation related phrases?
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?
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.