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Who do you think you are?

Who do you think you are?

In Sweden we have this “law” that´s called Jante´s law. It´s a really stupid law that undermine a persons selfesteem and uniqness. The law was written by the Norweigan-Danish author Aksel Sandemose 1933 in his novel A Fugitive Crosses His Tracks. Every swede knows that the Jantelaw is diminishing and destructive but it has a very strong influence in the Swedish society. This you can see, not only in what people do but also in how people treats you if you do something out of the ordinary. I sometimes get the question if I´m born in USA or if I´ve lived there for a long time because I have a kind of “success-attitude” that you seldom find in Swedes. (more…)