Norwegians need space

A lot of Space

Even cats noticed that

When you think about it,

Norwegians are a little bit like wild cats

If you try to come close

To touch them

Or give them food

Norwegians and wildcats will run straight back to the woods

You need to play a game

For a few weeks

or a few months

I called this a "frame activity"

Like playing a sport or being part of an organisation

You also need to leave space

And leave an exit door

An opportunity to escape

Then Norwegians, just like wild cats, will come closer

Sit down

and accept to eat food with you

Welcome to Norway

You may need a guide as an outsider

As much as Norwegians themselves in order to understand better how they may be perceived by outsiders


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



By Julien S. Bourrelle

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