Talking with a Norwegian


Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"

In most countries around the world

When conversations go down

You find something to comment about

And the conversation starts easily

 

In Norway

it works a little differently  

Unframed discussions are more challenging

With an acquaintance

You will go to a quiz rather than for a coffee

You will play a game rather than discussing the news

You will go walking in the mountain rather than reflecting together on the world

In Norway

If you want to discuss politics, sign up in a political organisation

If you want to discuss art, sing up in an art club

If you want to discuss feelings, get an appointment with a psychologist

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Welcome to Norway

Where communication may require a frame and a reason in order to work well

You may need a guide

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"

           

By Julien S. Bourrelle

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