Being Danish, Being Happy?
Once again, Denmark took the top spot on the United Nation’s World Happiness Report. Here is why: Why Danes are happy
I grew up in Denmark, went to school through 12th grade, and Danish is my first language. I have lived in the U.S. for almost 35 years, so topping my 25 years in Europe. I am a wealth of information and experiences on the two cultures. If I could I would choose a culture with both American and Danish ingredients.
My American ingredients:
A freedom to be me. To dress like I want, to express what I feel, to speak my accent, in short: to be different. To leave traditions behind, to live without certain expectations, to explore and learn freely.
My Danish ingredients:
To trust and enjoy other people. To believe in the Common Good. To do my best by achievement and sincerity. To not use punishment as a means of becoming. To work together instead of against each other.
I know whether I live here or there, I deal with both good and bad. Nothing is perfect. So, I respect what I know and live my life as close to the combination of me and me.