Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"
"In Norway, equality is not about equality of opportunity, it is about equality of results."
This understanding of equality influences many aspects of the Norwegian society
the education system
the tax system
the welfare system
the work environment
the way promotions and public acknowledgement is given
the way public funds are allocated, etc.
"The well-being of society prevails over providing individuals with equal opportunities"
When you are struggling
The Norwegian society will help you
When you are succeeding
You will be asked to help those who are struggling
Rather than being pushed further
so that you can reach your full potential
This is a daily reality in the way Norwegian children are raised
it influences the way people interact for life
And creates the basis for the Norwegian egalitarian society
Equality is understood differently in different cultures
I explain different understanding of equality in my TEDx Talk and my books
Read more about our amazing Norwegian friends in Our Social Guidebooks to Norway