Look at what they teach people in Scandinavia since birth!

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The law of jante is 10 rules that are imprented on every baby born in Sweden and the other Scandinavian countries.

Look at what they do to people there:

The ten rules state:
  1. You're not to think you are anything special.
  2. You're not to think you are as good as us.
  3. You're not to think you are smarter than us.
  4. You're not to convince yourself that you are better than us.
  5. You're not to think you know more than us.
  6. You're not to think you are more important than us.
  7. You're not to think you are good at anything.
  8. You're not to laugh at us.
  9. You're not to think anyone cares about you.
  10. You're not to think you can teach us anything.
An eleventh rule recognized in is:
  1. You're not to think that there aren't a few things we know about you.

By "us" they mean the state and the society (everybody else).

Do you think this mindset destroys people?
Do you think this is damaging in the long-run?
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  • Profile picture of the author Brant
    Originally Posted by stolpioni View Post

    The law of jante is 10 rules that are imprented on every baby born in Sweden and the other Scandinavian countries.

    Look at what they do to people there:

    The ten rules state:
    1. You're not to think you are anything special.
    2. You're not to think you are as good as us.
    3. You're not to think you are smarter than us.
    4. You're not to convince yourself that you are better than us.
    5. You're not to think you know more than us.
    6. You're not to think you are more important than us.
    7. You're not to think you are good at anything.
    8. You're not to laugh at us.
    9. You're not to think anyone cares about you.
    10. You're not to think you can teach us anything.
    An eleventh rule recognized in is:
    1. You're not to think that there aren't a few things we know about you.

    By "us" they mean the state and the society (everybody else).

    Do you think this mindset destroys people?
    Do you think this is damaging in the long-run?
    Yes, and yes. This would explain the very high rates of suicide in those nations.
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  • Profile picture of the author Natniszakov
    I would change "you're not" for "YOU ARE"
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    • Profile picture of the author Jarmila
      Originally Posted by Natniszakov View Post

      I would change "you're not" for "YOU ARE"
      Exactly! What a sad state of affairs, otherwise! How incredibly depressing! Definitely, change it to YOU ARE.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThatOneGuy
    I would say yes. I live in Minnesota, which is still very Scandinavian in terms of how people act and think. Maybe if you live in the cities it's different, but here in the northern rural areas, this is very much how we are expected to think and act. I can definitely say that it is very discouraging. I get the general idea of it - to keep egos in check and promote harmony and cooperation - but I don't think it's the best way to be raised.
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    12th Rule: Disregard ALL previous rules!
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  • Profile picture of the author vic alexander
    I always thought swedish people to be very liberal, and free-thinking. This would account for creative minds like Girl with the dragon tattoo. I have been to stockholm and it is clean, friendly and inviting. Having said that, bar Dragon Tattoo series and Abba, not alot has come out good in recent years.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThatOneGuy
      Originally Posted by v4victoria View Post

      I always thought swedish people to be very liberal, and free-thinking. This would account for creative minds like Girl with the dragon tattoo. I have been to stockholm and it is clean, friendly and inviting. Having said that, bar Dragon Tattoo series and Abba, not alot has come out good in recent years.
      All cultures have creativity, regardless of conforming they may seem. Scandinavians in general are very liberal, but they still stress this certain kind of harmony.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlphaWarrior
    Originally Posted by stolpioni View Post

    The law of jante is 10 rules that are imprented on every baby born in Sweden and the other Scandinavian countries.

    Look at what they do to people there:

    The ten rules state:
    1. You're not to think you are anything special.
    2. You're not to think you are as good as us.
    3. You're not to think you are smarter than us.
    4. You're not to convince yourself that you are better than us.
    5. You're not to think you know more than us.
    6. You're not to think you are more important than us.
    7. You're not to think you are good at anything.
    8. You're not to laugh at us.
    9. You're not to think anyone cares about you.
    10. You're not to think you can teach us anything.
    An eleventh rule recognized in is:
    1. You're not to think that there aren't a few things we know about you.

    By "us" they mean the state and the society (everybody else).

    Do you think this mindset destroys people?
    Do you think this is damaging in the long-run?
    Isn't this exactly what the present US government is trying to force on all Americans right now?
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  • Profile picture of the author kellyyarnsbro
    This is corruption, at early age they've been taking the rights of their people, that's against humanity, poor people.
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  • Profile picture of the author MonetizeMedia
    Im from Sweden and ive never heard about this? Any source?
    And I'm pretty sure they dont "teach" this, the law just is there lol

    Edit: read about it rly quick and its a unspoken law (wrong word maybe) which means it isnt a actual law...
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    • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Cip
      Originally Posted by MonetizeMedia View Post

      Im from Sweden and ive never heard about this? Any source?
      And I'm pretty sure they dont "teach" this, the law just is there lol

      Edit: read about it rly quick and its a unspoken law (wrong word maybe) which means it isnt a actual law...
      I've never heard about this either. But would really appreciate a source. It sounds like sect rules to me...
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  • Profile picture of the author ricox
    this would account for all the hippie swedes running through europe having run away from home and living like hobos lol - and yes I have really seen a lot of them
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    • Profile picture of the author Jolly Roger
      Yes some source woud be appreciated. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author kiwilyndarose
    Well wherever in the world this sort of thinking is imposed on young ones, it definitely has a damaging effect.
    Just google Bruce Lipton and download some of his "biology of belief " video - or read the book. He explains how we take on beliefs fed to us as babies and infants right up to around age 6 - as "gospel" and the information is imprinted into our subconscious as "truth". Then we seem to spend a whole lot of our life wondering why we respond to life in certain ways and many people are trying to change their limiting reactions - hence the personal development "industry". Great stuff. Talk to your kids and tell them they are free to be unlimited!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author newbim
    Perhaps it's a subliminal positive message under the law of reversed effect. They know that if you tell someone not to do something, they will do the opposite. It's possible, but not likely.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wulkan
    What is this crap?
    I live in Sweden and this is definitely nothing we do here. I bet that if you ask people here in Sweden if they even know about these made up "laws" then only 1 in 50000 will even know about it.

    I researched it and apparently it's from a freaking novel written by a Danish/Norweigan person and published in the US. So why would anyone take it serious?

    "Sandemose's novel portrays the small Danish town Jante" - Denmark is NOT Sweden.

    In fact I'd say we're the opposite here in Sweden, we encourage individuality, we encourage entrepreneurship and being unique. This is a load of BS that could just as well have been said about any other country in the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arun Chandran
    Dolph Lundgren is from Sweden. He turned out just fine.
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    • Profile picture of the author jay walters
      Originally Posted by Arun Chandran View Post

      Dolph Lundgren is from Sweden. He turned out just fine.
      lol...
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  • Profile picture of the author danielbatman
    hehe, I apologize on behalf of the thread creator for posting this without credible source and due diligence. I'm sure he/she just cares more about the nature of the content versus the nation it was directed at.

    I also care to remind all of us that a lot of the things we read/hear about other countries and cultures, especially coming from America, is quite inconsistent to what is really out there. We must look beyond the media--the same source of the limiting beliefs such as fear--and experience things yourself before make such claims. It's not only fair to them but definitely more fair to ourselves. <3
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  • stolpioni,

    This policy, if taught extensively, throughout the educational system would produce a great class of subservient worker bees. This would be great for their major manufacturing industries but woefully bad for the "individual". I don't like it one bit. No sir.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      I can't decide which is sadder. The OP posting something this stupid, or that it took 11 posts before anyone questioned it.
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      • Profile picture of the author GobBluthJD
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        I can't decide which is sadder. The OP posting something this stupid, or that it took 11 posts before anyone questioned it.
        Came here to say this
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Well, I can tell you they don't buy into those rules when they play England at football
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