Os finlandeses são o terceiro povo mais pesado da Europa depois de Gregos e Malteses, num estudo efectuado em 20 países da UE (não vi Portugal nos resultados). Salsicha, disse ele que também pesa nas estatísticas.
Felicidade é um Volvo na garagem, impostos altos e um estado que cuida de nós? (Denmark #1, Finland #6, Sweden #7)
It’s dark and cold in the winter and has some of the highest taxes in Europe. But that doesn’t get in the way of Finns’ overall happiness. High quality medical care — at little to no cost — contributes to the country’s high average life expectancy. The country’s free educational system is one of the best, resulting in a 100% literacy rate. Poverty is rare; so too, is extreme wealth. “Our beloved government makes sure that taxes are high enough to prevent easy ways to riches,” says Jaakko Lehtonen, director-general of the Finnish Tourism Board. “Finns think a good salary is two cents higher than your neighbor’s; it’s enough to make you feel wealthy and subsequently, happy,” he says.