What do you think of "hygge"?Subscribe
Curious to know what westerners think of this Danish term that refers to a long-dated tradition in one of the "happiest" places to live on earth.
Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. As a cultural category with its sets of associated practices hygge has more or less the same meanings in Danish and Norwegian, but the notion is more central in Denmark than in Norway.
For those that don't know, it's something people in western society are exploring as it seems to be the main source of the sense of happiness in the Norwegian area. In America, we are the complete opposite. Hygge promotes things like compassion, competition with only the self, and open communication of feelings, etc. This is an important feature of its education system for kids aged 6-16. How would you feel if kids were required this course in school?