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“Laura,” she told me matter-of-factly when I asked why we had bonded so quickly, “The Finnish don’t believe in talking bull[stuff].”

What she neglected to tell me, however, is that Finns think if there’s no important topic to discuss, there’s no conversation at all. In fact, one of their national sayings is ‘Silence is gold, talking is silver’.

Click BBC – Travel – How the Finnish survive without small talk for the rest of the article.

Helsinkis single line underground train at a station

BNTE66 Helsinkis single line underground train at a station

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