Having kids is nature's biggest prank on people. First you're sitting there, pregnant, and thinking oh this is just the hard part. And then you go through the baby months. And you think oh this is just the hard part, and then baby learns to walk. Or not to walk, as in falls down constantly. And you think oh this is just the hard part.
Sisu is not just something in Finland, the same mentality is found in every culture. For us Finns, Sisu is an armor against hard times. It might be heavy and hard to carry but we know that tomorrow contains the possibility of success and that keeps us moving forward.
A Finn is not just an introverted person who lacks the skills of small talk. We are a people that live in homes filled with IKEA products, and use technology and go about our busy Western lives as everyone else does. But underneath all that is a unique perspective on life.