Happiness in Norway

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"

This morning a Norwegian friend posted a picture of himself


On the top of a mountain

In the middle of a snowfield

He was happy

Norwegians happy

Happiness takes different forms in Norway

Norwegians proudly go outdoors in difficult weather conditions

They do not talk

The wind and rain makes it impossible

It gives Norwegians a great feeling

A feeling of accomplishment

Norwegians’ relationship to nature is unique

What brings happiness to Norwegians is unique

Like in most country

A newcomer needs to understand the peculiarity of the local culture

To interpret which behaviors make locals happy

Or unhappy


This is what the "The Social Guidebook to Norway" is about


By Julien S. Bourrelle

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