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What is Inat?
Inat is a concept that few people outside the Balkans have heard of. It has been labeled "Serbia's secret weapon", but it could also be reason for most of Serbia's troubles. In Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, there is a house named inat house - essentially because the owner decided to move it brick-by-brick to the other bank of the river instead of letting it tear down. The word ‘inat’ itself is a word of Turkish origin. An expression that translates to ‘stubbornness’, ‘obstinacy’ or ‘spite’. It is certainly not unique to Serbia or Bosnia and Herzegovina, as it is common in all of former Yugoslavia and in many Balkan countries - probably the further Northwest you go, entering former Habsburg territories, the less it might be present; the longer Ottoman occupation was present, the more you might encounter it. So what is inat? Let me borrow from another article from a random travel blogger:
It has been said that the closest translation of Inat (pronounced EE-nat) is the phrase ‘cutting off your nose to spite your face’, but even that falls short. In simple terms, Inat is doing something in spite of the consequences, the somewhat reckless desire to touch something purely because it comes with a sticker saying ‘Do Not Touch’, the immediate compelling feeling to do something because it is forbidden.
The Serbian national consciousness was formed in a situation along these lines. The Serbs did battle with the Ottomans in an unwinnable situation, choosing to die on the battlefield and gain a kingdom in heaven instead of negotiating and living in slavery [Or so we like to tell ourselves, but let me slide-in with something else: do you know where the word slave comes from? If you are interested, it is a pretty interesting story and this author does a great job philosophizing about it and its consequences. ]
The sense of sacrifice and defiance continued during the occupation. One of the features of the Ottoman Empire was the forced conversion of the Christians of the Balkans, giving the people of Serbia, Bosnia and the rest, the options of converting to Islam or dying. [Let me slide-in again: I think he is a bit dramatic here. The options were not necessarily that binary. But it wasn't a bed of roses either.]
If you don't see how this is related to research in consensus systems or possibly even AI or game theory, then in the words of the person who made all this possible:"I don’t have the time to try to convince you, sorry."