As a Finnish person living in France always makes me think Finland in relation to the other world, naturally. And how me as a Finnish person can relate to it, how I might do it differently back home, and how people back home might relate to things from where I am now, or the wider scale of things.
2015 I encountered so many racist, hateful and violent thoughts, coming towards me or my surroundings, I found it almost inexplicable. How much it happened, on what kind of scale and why.
I hope 2016 will be better in that sense, that I can see less of this, or when I do, I could at least react to it somehow stronger.
I just read this new year's speech, and wanted to share it here. Maybe it opens up something about our ideas where we come from, how different it is and what is and is not. CLICK!
I wish all of you a peaceful year.