2. No self-activity
In Sweden, there are a lot of different kinds of partnerships, unions and associations. A person decides almost nothing on his own, a solid collective responsibility. For example, they do not buy an apartment there, but acquire the right to live in it for a lot of money. Further, the fate of the new neighbor is determined by the omnipotent HOA. Breaking the rules, not participating in community service? To the exit. If one of the parents in the family is not employed, then the child can attend kindergarten only at a strictly defined time, usually 3-4 hours a day. This is strictly monitored, even selectively checking the presence of parents at the workplace. And there are enough such rules, which are absolutely unusual for us, in all spheres of life. f550x700/27/zl/27zlb0fbfeo0gssc04ogsgg4s.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>
3. Total tolerance
Swedes pride themselves on their tolerance and respect for human rights. But it was these wonderful qualities that played a cruel joke with them. Sometimes it comes to the point that people prefer not only not to argue, but simply to express their opinion openly, for fear of offending the interlocutor or running into an accusation of something. Unaccustomed to this total “non-resistance” may seem almost unbearable. Despite all the disadvantages, Sweden has a fat plus: beautiful nature. Judge for yourself: 17 photos that will make you want to visit Sweden.
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4. Specific climate
In Sweden, almost the whole winter is similar to our November: gloomy, damp, dreary and cloudy. Also, the wind blows with rain right in the face. Snow happens, but rarely, summers are cool. There are no frosts like in Russia, thanks to the Gulf Stream, and this is probably a plus, but still, grayness and dampness are worse for several months of the year than a big minus with snowdrifts sparkling in the sun. But the locals are used to it, although they also periodically experience depression due to lack of sunlight.