Danes have hygge. Swedes have lagom. But the Finns have the best - "kalsariokanni" or pantsdrunk – drinking at home, alone, in your underwear.
When it comes to happiness rankings, Finland always scores near the top. Many Finnish phenomena set the bar high: the best education system, gender equality, a flourishing welfare state, sisu or bull-headed pluck. Behind all of these accomplishments lies a Finnish ability to stay calm, healthy and content in a riptide of endless tasks and temptations. The ability comes from the practice of "kalsarikanni" translated as pantsdrunk.
At its essence, pantsdrunk is an attitude toward life that liberates its practitioners from the day-to-day pressures and an overly compulsive reliance on social pretense. Getting a nice, warm buzz on your couch is the Finnish way to authentic personal recuperation-no sauna required!
So sit back, have a beer or a glass of wine handy, and flip through the pages of this guide to help you attain a state of transcendent relation the Finnish way.
- Author: Miska Rantanen
- Language: English
- Measurements: 5" x .5" X 7.5"
- Pages: 175, Hardcover
I think it is a great little book. My husband even read the intro to me on Christmas day. He never reads aloud to me.