Happy?

The Danish Law of Jante proposes that Danes are happy because they aspire to be average.  There are 10 rules:

  1. You’re not to think you are anything special.
  2. You’re not to think you are as good as we are.
  3. You’re not to think you are smarter than we are.
  4. You’re not to convince yourself that you are better than we are.
  5. You’re not to think you know more than we do.
  6. You’re not to think you are more important than we are.
  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.

Follow these rules, it seems, and if life deals you pretty average things, you’ll probably be happen; and when life delivers something above and beyond average, you’ll most likely feel pleasantly surprised … and even more happy.

What do you think? Would you be happy to be Janteloven?

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