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Tolerance isn’t our strong point
07-23-2014, 12:03 AM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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I don't see any other reason for conducting these polls than trying to brand Finnishness and make a buck out of it. 13.gif

Respondents were asked how much they agreed with a series of 21 statements describing Finnish people and Finland. Replies therefore relate to the views that Finns have of themselves and their countrymen and women.

Most Finns described themselves as work-centred, with 84 percent of those polled saying they thought of Finns as hard working. 77 percent said they believed Finns value work.

73 percent of respondents said they believe Finns respect basic values. Patriotism and nationalism were also described as defining traits by 81 percent of those polled.

Far fewer people, however, thought that Finland is a nation of tolerance and open-mindedness, with only 37 percent of those questioned by EVA ascribing these qualities to the Finnish national character.

http://yle.fi/uutiset/finns_on_finns_wer...nt/7370176

Quote:EVA is a policy and pro-market think tank. EVA’s aim is to identify and evaluate trends that are important for Finnish companies and for the long-term success of the society as a whole. EVA publishes reports and organises events and discussions.

http://www.eva.fi/en/
07-23-2014, 12:37 AM #2
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,782 Threads:1,182 Joined:Feb 2011
Good and obedient little drones? Somehow that perception escapes me. lmao.gif
07-23-2014, 12:40 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,020 Threads:1,474 Joined:Feb 2011
And y'all Americans, your founding fathers... fatman.gif

Quote:Morton was born in Ridley Township, in Chester County, Pennsylvania, now part of Delaware County. His father, John Morton (Senior), was Finnish, who originated from Finland with his great-grandfather, Martti Marttinen (the family's original name, anglicized as Morton), himself a native of Rautalampi, Finland, who had arrived in the Swedish colony of New Sweden in 1654. His mother, Mary Archer, was also of Finnish descent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Morto...itician%29
07-23-2014, 12:42 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,020 Threads:1,474 Joined:Feb 2011
(07-23-2014, 12:37 AM)Shadow Wrote:  Good and obedient little drones? Somehow that perception escapes me. lmao.gif

I'm a good little doobie. I do all they says.
07-23-2014, 02:58 AM #5
blind prophet Member
Posts:527 Threads:11 Joined:Nov 2012
I've only know one Finnish person who I interacted with frequently in person.

He was a bartender, and this was in Germany.

Was a pretty nice guy, he seemed to often want to know how I felt about things as a sort of voice from America.

Didn't seem that judgmental at all, was polite, occasionally got passionate with politics you could see it but he seldom said much.

I turned myself to consider wisdom and madness and folly
The wise man’s eyes are in his head,
But the fool walks in darkness.
Yet I myself perceived
That the same event happens to them all.
07-23-2014, 03:07 AM #6
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,020 Threads:1,474 Joined:Feb 2011
Yeah I can see Finns making good bartenders chuckle.gif
07-23-2014, 03:38 AM #7
blind prophet Member
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(07-23-2014, 03:07 AM)Octo Wrote:  Yeah I can see Finns making good bartenders chuckle.gif

I've heard they like to drink, is there much truth to that?

I turned myself to consider wisdom and madness and folly
The wise man’s eyes are in his head,
But the fool walks in darkness.
Yet I myself perceived
That the same event happens to them all.
07-23-2014, 03:54 AM #8
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,020 Threads:1,474 Joined:Feb 2011
(07-23-2014, 03:38 AM)blind prophet Wrote:  
(07-23-2014, 03:07 AM)Octo Wrote:  Yeah I can see Finns making good bartenders chuckle.gif

I've heard they like to drink, is there much truth to that?

No anon.gif



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