Aho’s story is now a phrase in the Finnish language, meaning new things are not always better than old ones. A farmer in the cold countryside of Finland is the first to stop using wood to light his home when he buys a lamp. His wife, children and neighbours are all impressed, but the old man who cut the wood for light no longer sits with the family at night (2,700 words)
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