Finns have a small inferiority complex over our place in the world. We’re small, there’s not a lot of us and we’re stuck in northern Europe, next to that bloody successful Sweden and infamous Russia.
As a result, whenever Finland does well in an international study or gets a mention in foreign press it’s national news.
We might sometimes forget how awesome we are but thankfully our public broadcaster, YLE, has provided us with a list of all the charts we topped last year (the article is in Finnish). We still have the world’s best education system, we have great research and our bottle recycling system is practically genius.
I’ve actually already written about this topic before but just thought we needed a reminder. We wouldn’t want other countries to miss how great we are. Or the fact that we exist.