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Small Talk 6 3, 11:11pm

"Finnish people are most stoic human beings on earth"
http://www.iep.utm.edu/stoicism/

Finnish people are defined by silence. Is that healthy?

"The key to the Finnish character is quietude. Finns rarely enter into conversation with strangers; words are chosen carefully; small talk is considered suspect. Instead Finns revere "sacred silence" and hold that keeping quiet is healthy and promotes thoughtfulness. In his book Cultures in Conversation, author Donal Carbaugh quotes a young Finn who admits, "I never realized that people in other cultures might regard the word 'shy' as a negative word... 'Ujo' or 'shy' in Finnish has a neutral or positive meaning."
"Finland is no place for complainers, and long, dark Arctic winters have shaped some of the hardiest—and most stoic—human beings on Earth.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200701/global-psyche-no-need-words







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