Sisu: Finnish Stoicism

Lessons learned from the Finnish way of life

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“With Sisu Anything is Possible”-Finnish Proverb

The word Sisu has become almost synonymous with the Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939, despite the concept existing in some shape or form for the majority of Finnish history. If one were to ask a Finn what Sisu means in the English language they would struggle to properly put…

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