What is sisu?

Sisu

Sisu is a Finnish term loosely translated into English as strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity. However, the word is widely considered to lack a proper translation into any other language. Sisu has been described as being integral to understanding Finnish culture. The literal meaning is equivalent in English to "having guts", and the word derives from sisus, which means something inner or interior. However sisu is defined by a long-term element in it; it is not momentary courage, but the ability to sustain an action against the odds. Deciding on a course of action and then sticking to that decision against repeated failures is sisu. It is similar to equanimity, except the forbearance of sisu has a grimmer quality of stress management than the latter. The noun sisu is related to the adjective sisukas, one having the quality of sisu.

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... The Sheriffs Investigative Surveillance Units (SISUs) provides surveillance assistance to Alberta law enforcement agencies conducting ongoing, provincially-focused ... For example, SISU has been instrumental in covert DNA collection for police agencies ... The support of SISU allows local police agencies more time and resources to address crime in their communities ...
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... The Nasu (acronym for Nauha-Sisu English Track Sisu, also meaning "Piglet" in Finnish) is a tracked articulated, all-terrain transport vehicle developed by Sisu Auto ...
Sisu Raisu
... Sisu RA-140 DS "Raisu" is a flail-type demining vehicle developed and produced by the Finnish company Sisu-Auto and later produced by Patria Vehicles in 1994–2001 ...
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... Finster — A planet where Sisu trades ... Losian — A planet where Sisu trades ... Lotarf — A planet where Sisu trades ...
Sisu - Use in The Upper Peninsula
... This has extended to include a popular bumper sticker saying simply "Sisu" ... Depending on context, sisu can refer to spunk, attitude, self-confidence, and so on ... However, sisu is not bravery, nor strength ...