What Finnishness means to me. I’ll divide it into three major and important issues. These three issues are: security, well-being and ease in everything.
First of all, security in Finland is one of the best in the world. Not only by records, also the feeling that you don’t have to be scared when you walk down the streets in the middle of the night. Security in cases when you lost something, or something didn’t go like you planed for example, you miss a train because the other was late and that point your right is to get ride to your destination somehow. Everything can be sorted out although it doesn’t necessarily feel like it at first place.
Secondly, I chose well-being. In Finland I never needed to think that can I go to hospital for some reason. It’s not particularly expensive and the service is great. Although it is said that the Finns are pretty speechless (and that is so true) doesn’t mean that the Finns don’t help when the situation arises. Love of the neighbor is present in everything.
Third, why I chose ease. It can be combined with the previous two things too. Mostly, I meant the ease with which Finns are, how they behave in general compared to others. We talk and show body language as little as possible. We say things straight to one to another without wandering. We are enjoying and appreciating of small things. Even though Finland is a small country, people are determined. Finnishness summarized: the backbone is strong and straight.
Simple is beautiful. Like nature in Lapland.