Friday, June 6, 2014

The Jante Law in Norway

While traveling to Norway you may consider the Jante Law - an interesting concept created by Aksel Sandemose (author) that was stating following 11 ideas as a sort of behavior pattern around Scandinavian countries:

1. You're not to think you are anything special,
2. You're not to think you are as good as we are,
3. You're not to think you are smarter than we are,
4. You're not to convince yourself that you are better than we are,
5. You're not to think you know more than we do,
6. You're not to think you are more important than we are,
7. You're not to think you are good at anything,
8. You're not to laugh at us,
9. You're not to think anyone cares about you,
10. You're not to think you can teach us anything.
11. Perhaps you don't think we know a few things about you?

Having in mind The Law of Jante, as shown above, you'll make it even easier for yourself to enjoy your journey and understand Norwegian people and culture considering conformity and equality between all people.