Things is part two of my posts about Norway and now I will write about the things that I dislike about Norway.
This is a stupid law that was written down by an author called Axel Sandemose for a long time ago. It is a law that practically says that you should not believe that you are any good in life and not be proud of yourself. Every law starts with “you should not”. Despite being written down by an author the law has influenced the Norwegians way of thinking and it is difficult sometimes to distinguish yourself from the crowd. Entrepreneurship can be hard sometimes in Norway because the Norwegian people find it hard to cheer for one another. It is believed that everyone should be equal and I find that similar to communism which I don’t like.
2. High prices of alcohol
The alcohol in Norway is ridiculous expensive due to the high taxes on alcoholic beverages. It is said that you are never treated as an adult in Norway because the government wants to decide for you. This is a stupid thing however, it doesn’t stop the Norwegians from partying and a lot of alcohol is consumed in the weekends.
Picture from: myvmc.com/tools/standard-drinks-calculator/
3. Hard to connect with people.
Don’t try to talk with a stranger in the buss in Norway. The person would think that you are a weird person. It is very normal in the buss that a person would put his/her bag in the window seat and sit on the other seat to take two seats in order to able to sit alone. However, it is easier to connect with people in the big cities but even there it can be difficult to connect.
This is a bit related to the first one. Imagine two neighbours and one of them buying himself a new and expensive car. Then it would not take very long time before the other person would buy himself an equal good car or an even better one. The Norwegian population find it hard to accept that anyone should be better than themselves. The former pride minister ones said “it is typical Norwegian to be good” and this reflects the Norwegian opinion about themselves. They tend to think that they are better than others.
5. Barnevernet ( The child service)
The child service in Norway has gotten a lot of criticism lately for how they interact. Many families have lost their children because they don’t think that the parents are capable of taking care of their children and many of the cases involve foreigners. The Norwegian way of raising a child is seen as superior to the way a foreign person would like to raise his/her child resulting in many conflicts between the child service and the parents which sadly ends with the parents losing their children. There has been a lot of protests lately in many countries against the child service in Norway and this is an area where Norway has to improve a lot.
For today was schedule nr 25. I hope you enjoy it 🙂