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Diclotican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-11-09 05:42 PM
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68. paulsby

It is not that bad at living in Sweden mr Paulsby ;).. I have been there many, many times over the last decade or so, and I have allways enjoymet when I was there... My father was living there after he emigrated to Sweden in early 1990s, it was more easy to get a job in Sweden then than in Norway those days... So I know little about sweden from the "inside" so to speak..

But the world "lagom" have many meanings, not just "okay" but also a lot of other meanings not easy told to another language.

But maybe we in the northen Europa, and then specially in Scandinavia are kontent with not all this fancy thing you can get, if you work your ass out of you as it looks like many in US are doing it?.. If you have a roof over your head, food and a good life, then you dosen't need so mutch other thing I guess..

The Swedish cuisine is not that bad.. Even that they do have some cusine who is "interesting" to say at least... But for the most part, the swedish cuisine is "lagom" :P

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  -Yeah, Socialism Sucks. The Happiest Places In the World Mr. Ected  May-10-09 09:56 AM   #0 
  - I thought Finland had one of the highest suicide rates?  stray cat   May-10-09 10:01 AM   #1 
  - Yes, that's always brought up by  bread_and_roses   May-10-09 10:19 AM   #4 
  - Yep, and Canada's health care system is a NIGHTMARE!  Echo In Light   May-10-09 11:17 AM   #11 
  - I trust you are being sarcastic.  irislake   May-10-09 11:35 AM   #16 
     - i've heard mixed opinions from my canadian friends  paulsby   May-10-09 04:47 PM   #36 
     - Canadians are as ferocious about their health care as  irislake   May-10-09 05:33 PM   #39 
        - her family has a few guns  paulsby   May-10-09 07:30 PM   #48 
     - Yes. Didn't use the 'sarcasm' tag as I didn't think it necessary  Echo In Light   May-11-09 05:56 AM   #53 
  - Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)  Mika   May-10-09 01:54 PM   #27 
  - It's got a lot to do with geography  anigbrowl   May-10-09 02:12 PM   #30 
  - get your facts straight  paulsby   May-10-09 04:46 PM   #35 
  - oh, get a grip, and read more carefully  bread_and_roses   May-11-09 07:18 AM   #57 
  - What's really weird is that Finland's rates are so much higher than those of Sweden and Norway  eridani   May-11-09 05:55 AM   #52 
  - They also tend to be less religious, which removes that stigma, and  smirkymonkey   May-11-09 04:59 PM   #60 
  - data?  Hannah Bell   May-11-09 05:32 PM   #65 
  - lol, it used to be sweden - until it wasn't. then japan.  Hannah Bell   May-11-09 05:15 PM   #61 
  - Western European suicide rates run about 3x ours  krispos42   May-10-09 11:19 AM   #12 
  - Hmm, I'm not entirely convinced  muriel_volestrangler   May-10-09 06:26 PM   #44 
  - Hmmm... I must have been thinking of the Baltic countries  krispos42   May-10-09 06:36 PM   #47 
  - you must have missed the data for *eastern* europe.  Hannah Bell   May-11-09 05:37 PM   #66 
  - Very high rate of alcoholism too. Could be a connection perhaps? nt  cabluedem   May-10-09 11:33 AM   #15 
  - Far northern populations tend to have high suicide rates  Chulanowa   May-10-09 12:56 PM   #23 
  - That's been my assumption too  Prophet 451   May-10-09 01:32 PM   #25 
  - Chulanowa  Diclotican   May-11-09 05:31 PM   #63 
  - It's also a culture of "stiff upper lip" mentality.  bobbolink   May-10-09 01:57 PM   #28 
  - I suppose that could work both ways.  imdjh   May-10-09 04:48 PM   #37 
     - "Sounds silly, but it works" NO, not silly... just a good way to KILL compassion.  bobbolink   May-11-09 01:35 PM   #58 
  - link? i'm not seeing that.  Hannah Bell   May-11-09 05:31 PM   #64 
     - Well, there you go and just blow a good stereotype!  bobbolink   May-11-09 06:08 PM   #69 
        - funny, though, that there are 15 posts analyzing why finland has the world's highest suicide  Hannah Bell   May-11-09 11:14 PM   #72 
  - expected satisfaction with the future  G_j   May-10-09 10:03 AM   #2 
  - list:  Enrique   May-10-09 10:05 AM   #3 
  - Canada's Federal Government is Conservative.  irislake   May-10-09 12:03 PM   #19 
  - I Still Find It Remarkable That 8 of the 10 Are European Nations  Mr. Ected   May-10-09 10:31 AM   #5 
  - I read parts of that report when it came out. It was on TV, I think. You misunderstand, I think.  Honeycombe8   May-10-09 10:37 AM   #6 
  - My Father Was Born and Raised In Denmark  Mr. Ected   May-10-09 10:40 AM   #7 
  - I have a Danish brother in law  malaise   May-10-09 11:20 AM   #13 
  - I'm just relaying the study's results, as they were shown on 60 Minutes or whatever.  Honeycombe8   May-10-09 05:48 PM   #40 
     - Check out the Helsinki Complaint Choir  Sisaruus   May-10-09 06:12 PM   #43 
  - You misundertand, I think  nichomachus   May-10-09 01:44 PM   #26 
  - Happiness is subjective; therefore, whatever they think will make them happy is...  Honeycombe8   May-10-09 05:53 PM   #41 
     - Iceland population: 300,000  muriel_volestrangler   May-10-09 06:33 PM   #46 
     - nothing like national stereotypes, is there?  Hannah Bell   May-11-09 06:10 PM   #70 
  - good points. the swedes have a word for it.  paulsby   May-10-09 04:51 PM   #38 
  - paulsby  Diclotican   May-11-09 05:42 PM   #68 
     - i'm not saying it's bad  paulsby   May-11-09 07:45 PM   #71 
        - paulsby  Diclotican   May-12-09 08:59 PM   #73 
  - Please Don't Burst The OP's Naive Socialism Bubble. That's Just Not Nice.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   May-11-09 05:19 PM   #62 
  - Is pot legal in many of those countries?  alfredo   May-10-09 11:02 AM   #8 
  - A few  Prophet 451   May-10-09 01:27 PM   #24 
     - We need to become armed with reports on how decriminalization has  alfredo   May-10-09 04:29 PM   #34 
     - Start with Holland  Prophet 451   May-10-09 06:07 PM   #42 
        - Good. We have Gatewood in our state and he's pretty good about  alfredo   May-10-09 06:26 PM   #45 
     - Sweden is Singapore North, however n/t  eridani   May-11-09 06:00 AM   #54 
  - I thought Disneyland was the happiest place on earth.  alfredo   May-10-09 11:04 AM   #9 
  - Only if you can afford the park entry fees.  avaistheone1   May-10-09 11:08 AM   #10 
     - I avoid it like the plague. It would be more fun to drop acid and then ram  alfredo   May-10-09 11:26 AM   #14 
     - Seriously?  arikara   May-10-09 12:23 PM   #20 
        - I seem to recall paying $80 for a single day's ticket to Epcot back  Ilsa   May-10-09 12:53 PM   #22 
        - My brother just bought Disney World tickets/hotel/meals all $1700/5 days for 4  SmileyRose   May-10-09 02:27 PM   #32 
  - But, but, but ... we're only supposed to PURSUE happiness ... not catch it.  TahitiNut   May-10-09 11:41 AM   #17 
  - And if you wash your hands enough, there is no danger of catching it.  bobbolink   May-11-09 04:40 PM   #59 
  - I read about this study awhile ago......  Jade Fox   May-10-09 11:56 AM   #18 
  - Every Single One of These Countries Has Universal Health Care  Mr. Ected   May-10-09 12:44 PM   #21 
  - All the other industrialized countries with lower happiness rates have it too n/t  eridani   May-11-09 06:01 AM   #55 
  - Anyone considered that they ride bicycles a lot more in those European countries?  Mika   May-10-09 01:59 PM   #29 
  - You're Absolutely Right. None of Them Is Technically Socialist  Mr. Ected   May-10-09 07:30 PM   #49 
     - The $141,000 Finnish speeding tickets  Sisaruus   May-10-09 07:39 PM   #50 
  - These countries aren't socialist  anigbrowl   May-10-09 02:14 PM   #31 
  - K&R.  Vidar   May-10-09 03:16 PM   #33 
  - Here's a video on the topic:  Lorien   May-10-09 11:03 PM   #51 
  - US scored 74 out of 100  pnutbutr   May-11-09 06:15 AM   #56 
  - There seems to be a lot of implied nationalism  LanternWaste   May-11-09 05:41 PM   #67 

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