Swedish Rules of Friendship


Source: "The Social Guidebook to Sweden"

In many places around the world

Kids are raised to contribute to a family

To become part of a group

To depend on the group

To contribute to the group

 

 

They are shown how to give and take from that group

They should contribute when they can

They will receive if they need

They depend on that group for survival

 

 

In certain countries

Working adults may share bank accounts with their parents until they get married

And you do not need to go far away to encounter that

Actually you do not need to get outside Europe

 

In Sweden, children are raised to become independent and self-sufficient

It influences behavior throughout their lives

 

Independence is at the core of Swedish Friendships

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 "The Social Guidebook to Sweden"

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