Finnishness

For me being a Finnish isn’t necessary being like everyone else or having as much common habits, straits, norms. Not all Finns consume a lot of alcohol, like to go to sauna, are quiet and moderate. In my opinion the topics given for this task are too stereotypical and more related to people who has actually been BORN in Finland.  In my opinion anyone who has Finland in his/her heart CAN BE A FINN. I do not believe there can be a prototype or mold of a Finn because we all have our own personalities and backgrounds. A person can be a Finn regardless of national identity, lifestyle,  cultural values, attitudes, rituals and customs and  free-time activities he/she emphasizes. Being a Finn for me is sharing the same love and respect which you receive as an individual from the country to those around you.

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