well - sort of
it seems that in English vocabulary very close to " sisu "
is something that is called " grit ".
determination in the face of obstacles
firmness of mind
here it is - sisu
" According to Angela Duckworth, professor at the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, grit is the ability to overcome any obstacle in pursuit of a long-term project: ‘To be gritty is to hold fast to an interesting and purposeful goal. To be gritty is to invest, day after week after year, in challenging practice. To be gritty is to fall down seven times and rise eight.’
( ... ) However, praising grit as such makes no sense because it can often lead to stupid or mean behaviour. Duckworth’s book is filled with gritty people doing things that they, perhaps, shouldn’t.
( ... ) the larger problem of how a grit culture contributes to an authoritarian politics, one where leaders expect the masses to stay on task. Democracy requires active citizens who think for themselves and, often enough, challenge authority.
( ... ) schools ought to protect dreamers, inventors, rebels and entrepreneurs – not crush them in the name of grit."
Nicholas Tampio, associate professor of political science at Fordham University in New York
in Aeon Jun 2, 2016 :
Nicholas Tampio : Teaching ‘grit’ is bad for children, and bad for democracy
in Aeon Dec 5, 2016 :
Carl Hendrick : Why schools should not teach general critical-thinking skills
" We had no choice but to grit our teeth and get on with it. "
Yle Radio 1, Kalle Haatanen Dec 10, 2016 :
Dialogi demokratiassa, haastateltavana filosofi Kai Alhanen (shared in Li !)
in Aeon Dec 7, 2016 :
David Berliner : How our contradictions make us human and inspire creativity
so not quite there yet, it seems, I am still working on this ...
as are 5 million fellow Finns
( ... to find the corresponding word )
was originally written and published in A I R B O R N E by © 2016 Tiina Hölli on Sunday 11.12.2016 21:07
Being Nothing -
[ Conceptual ]
T i i n a H ö l l i
... says she
doesn't give a shit,
[ paskat nakkaa ]
but still thinks amazingly much about
and Being ...
... has some Knowledge
and / or vice versa.
[ Loves Immaterial ]
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