A Norwegian Conversation

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"

In most countries around the world

When  a conversations becomes a little awkward 

You find something to comment about

The flowers on the table for example 

It gives a new start to the conversation 

Awkwardness goes away quickly

In Norway

It works a little differently

Conversations often need a frame

You will take part in a quiz night rather than go 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 Norway

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 Norway

Where communication works differently

You may need a guidebook


Read more about our amazing Norwegian friends in Our Social Guidebooks to Norway 



By Julien S. Bourrelle

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