DisIntegration Experiences: 4

I convey my journey in countries and societies, based on my perspective and only my own experiences. I encourage you to contribute, ask questions and offer your own views. This platform is not complete without your contribution. Posting extracts from my upcoming book.


Don’t get me wrong; I am very fond of my friends in Finland. The most trustworthy, pragmatic and genuine people this side of Sahara.  But would I want to live in Finland? Would I want to raise my kids in Finland? Would I want to marry a Finnish woman and stay there? I tell you what: In winter, you'll freeze – that's assuming no one shoots you, or you don't shoot yourself.

Among a not only one source, Finland ranks third in global gun ownership behind only America and Yemen; has the highest murder rate in western Europe, double that of the UK; and by far the highest suicide rate in the Nordic countries...


13 Replies to “DisIntegration Experiences: 4”

    1. Normally in Finland there’s a lot of mosquitoes in summer. Especially in Lapland, and if it is a rainy one. But each mosquito only suck your blood once … 🙂

    2. … tango is very popular! And the strange things about Finland don’t end there, I’m afraid 😉

      For my part, I never learnt it. I don’t like dancing.

  1. Finland is a great example of a country where domestic violence has apparently been dropped out as a parameter in the evaluation of a country’s ‘Happiness Index’. There is a local saying ‘Being born in Finland is like winning the lottery’.
    But based on the domestic violence and murder statistics in Finland – the Happiness Evaluations published “independent experts at UN” is a sad joke.

    It’s of course all relative: There are many good things (ie education, access to health care, good salaries) etc, but is it possible to disregard family violence? And what about the amount of people dependent on substances, which is huge?

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