How to talk with a Swede?


Source: "The Social Guidebook to Sweden"

In most countries around the world

When conversations go down, you find something to comment about

And the conversation starts easily

 

In Sweden, it is a little different.  

Unframed discussions are more challenging

With an aquiantance

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 Sweden

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

Welcome to Sweden

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

You may need a guide

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Source: "The Social Guidebook to Sweden"

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