The Swedish Theory of Love (Sweden), by Erik Gandini, begins with a manifesto published by the political elite in Sweden in the 1970s and its contribution to the development of a most important aspect in Scandinavia culture: the concept of freedom. Prominently in Nordic countries but highly valued by the Western world, the notion of independence is attributed to the capability one has to live without help or assistance – to and from others.
It’s common to people from other cultures to quickly perceive the Nordic attachment to privacy and individualism, which certainly . . .
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