Monday, January 18, 2016

Lots of foreigners in Finland

As a kid I was taught that in Finland almost all are thoroughly Finnish. But at least nowadays it does not seem to be so. There are amazingly many foreiners in Finland and amazingly few Finns. There are foreigners from all continents and the looks, character and faults of some typical types of Finns suggest that they were originally from some other continent. Many typical Finnish problems seem to be caused by a total lack of Finnish skills, like no skills in staying warm enough (and angry because of that), the Finnish type of society not familiar and no experience in going to school as a kid or in following thoughts and conversations as a way to guide practical life. But of course this may vary from place to place in Finland.