|Mies joka on kaiken tehnyt itse / Man who`s done it all by himself Puppet animation short by Leevi Lankinen. A touching tale of a Finnish man who has done it all by himself from start to finish.|
In our society of instant gratification and rapid turnover, this strength of weighing one's words may be a disadvantage as in the talk culture of North America we have been socialized to talk talk talk and talk. We venerate talkers. However, if reality shows, talk shows, and popular tv series are any indication, much of that nonstop talking is blather, stupid, superficial, and incessantly and irritatingly navel-gazing.
Sometimes I wonder if anyone is doing any listening.
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...then again, many Finnish men today are Tweeting and texting. Does this mean they are able to express themselves in 140 characters or less? Isn’t the quick, witty use of language and humour an age-old trait of Finnish men? Perhaps it’s finding new life on social media.
The many different ways that Finnish men are using social media, however, may add to our inability to figure them out: