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The Law of Jante: A Blessing or a Curse to Scandinavian Social Culture? | Lovisa Bergdahl | TEDxSSE

Mar 31, 2024
you should not think that you are something special you should not think that you are as good as us you should not think that you are smarter than us you should not imagine yourself better than us you are not thinking that you know more than us you should not think that you are more important than us no You must think that you are good at nothing. You must not laugh at us. You must not think that no one cares. You must not think that you can teach us anything. Do you know the origin of this? I doubt many people here know that.
the law of jante a blessing or a curse to scandinavian social culture lovisa bergdahl tedxsse
In fact, I doubt many people in Scandinavia know it, but I'm pretty sure everyone recognizes the concept. described in the Ten Commandments that I just read, not because you have read about them in Axel Saint Moses, a fugitive crosses their footprints, but because you have lived them and you live them every day because, as residents of Scandinavia, you inevitably reside under the law from login the law of yanta has made us believe that pride and humility are mutually exclusive that recognizing one's achievements is something ugly that winning the lottery is more admirable than working very hard to achieve the same monetary success is an ever-present phenomenon in our Scandinavian societies and has been claimed to derive from a long tradition of

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ism, even egalitarianism;
the law of jante a blessing or a curse to scandinavian social culture lovisa bergdahl tedxsse

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However, very few studies have been carried out regarding this cultural phenomenon; Only in recent years have researchers begun to investigate the implications of Yante's law as a concept and let me tell you that the associations are not positive, in fact it is quite the opposite, how is it possible that such a widespread cultural phenomenon and known has not attracted more scientific attention? Does the law of young death, by definition, prohibit us from doing so? to look deeper into the concept because investigating it would imply that we think we are something special and therefore violate the law itself.
the law of jante a blessing or a curse to scandinavian social culture lovisa bergdahl tedxsse
What would happen if we studied it, for example, in relation to mental health problems? What if we looked at San Diego's work through today's lens and put the concepts and laws we automatically abide by under the scrutiny of the 2020s perspective and finally realized once and for all that we actually don't we have to be subject to them and that we as a society can change now, let me reverse the tape and delve a little deeper into the concept of the law of yanta, the Scandinavian phenomenon centers on the idea that no one is allowed to stand out or consider yourself special, be different or even valued as an individual now if you paid.
the law of jante a blessing or a curse to scandinavian social culture lovisa bergdahl tedxsse
Attention to my choice of words, you will have noticed that I spoke of the law of yanta as a restrictive and repressive force, not as something that a certain

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allows, in my opinion, it is a common mistake to think that the law of yante is an idea of equality. an aspiration for everyone to be valued equally rather it is something that restricts us as individuals and tells us what we cannot do which is stand out to Value ourselves and feel proud now it may seem like I am the type of person who prefers to think about glass half empty instead of half full right, I can totally understand if that's what you're currently thinking, however now enter the origin of the concept of yante's law, the previously mentioned novel by Axel Sander Mosa. namely, A Fugitive Crosses His Footsteps, a sad work that was first published in 1933 and has since gone through several editorial processes.
Sunder Musa himself was a Danish-Norwegian author and a fugitive crosses his trails is a novel that he considers strongly influenced by autobiographical components while he mentions the fictional town of Yante in a previous work of his is in a fugitive crosses his trails the term the law de yante was coined and conceptualized and for those of you who have not read Sunday Moses' novel I can tell you that it is not made then, with an egalitarian utopian society in mind, no, it is depicted as an imprisoning dystopian force that leads to the main character not only to madness but to becoming a murderer and of course I'm not telling you that it's okay to just go out and murder someone. because you have to live in a country where yante law prevails, of course, I'm simply trying to paint a picture of the way the law was originally described to further emphasize the negatively youth-restrictive properties of the law and why they cannot be rationalized To pass as egalitarianism I would like to reiterate some of the Commandments I mentioned initially.
You shouldn't think you're as good as us. You shouldn't think that no one cares about you. These Commandments directly contradict the concepts of equality and egalitarianism. since they affirm that an individual should be considered inferior to the rest and that no one should care about said individual, which is quite contrary to the philosophy of a society in which all individuals must now be cared for and attended to equally. Having begun to untangle the concept of Yante's law, it might be useful to talk about why this distinction is important. Why am I here trying to tell you that some author's older work should be important to you and the way you view this cultural concept?
You already know that very well because you are living it every day because, as Musa wrote, beyond the law and anti-religion they show us that when people have been repressed for a long enough time, they themselves take on the act of repression and before He has given himself the law of yante and represses himself without anyone having to bother to do so; In other words, we continually enact and apply this mentality without questioning why we do it, whether the supposed association with egalitarianism is accurate, and what the

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harm might be. comes from this and this is where I would like to present the research carried out so far on the subject, although it is scarce, it shows a fairly consistent trend, whether in the practice of sports, music or even in corporate agri

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, it is inhibited by the yante's law due to the fear of standing out and, consequently, of others talking behind their backs, reprimanding success or even retaliating, it has even been shown that workplace harassment was increasingly recorded among nurses along with promotions, since This caused certain individuals to be recognized individually and these findings should indeed be considered interesting given that Scandinavian countries tend to score quite high on individualism and as such individual achievements should be valued and admired even though we as a society , we also value egalitarianism.
I would also like to mention in a little more detail a 2017 study by the name of Yante's law and generalized trust, carried out by two researchers called Cornelius capitalan and Stefan Dolby, these authors set out to study the relationship between the law of yanta and trust, as the latter generally tends to be quite high among Scandinavians. In reviewing previous research on yante's law, countries presented two different paths: one through which yante's law was viewed through a positive lens, emphasizing egalitarianism as its central implication, resulting in a hypothesis of a positive relationship between the law of yanta and Trust that the other path was quite the opposite, much more in line with what I am arguing here today, that is, that the antelope brutally cuts down those who stand out and this resulted in a hypothesis of a negative relationship between the two variables, that is, these two The researchers hypothesized that the relationship between Yante's law and trust could be in either direction, the results then showed a consistent negative link between these two concepts, which which implies that when one has a strong young mindset one tends to trust others less, this is an interesting finding in itself.
But what is even more revealing is that when the author is controlled for a variety of conditions such as attitudes toward economic redistribution, it is quite revealing of one's view of income equality and, therefore, related to egalitarianism, the results remained consistently the same. If indeed the inferior mentality was the same as an egalitarian mentality, there should be significant correlations between individuals' attitudes towards these two concepts, which did not exist as such. The scientific results regarding Yante's law ignore this connection with egalitarianism and, moreover, appear consistently negative, but we allow this. The law continues to dictate our social patterns without even questioning it, so we misuse and ignore this concept under the premise that it is an expression of egalitarianism when in reality it could have seriously harmful implications.
I am all for egalitarianism, but it should not be confused with egalitarianism. -contempt, which is what the law of yangta is essentially about, by using language that equates the law of yangta with the positive aspect of equality and egalitarianism, we deny the harmful consequences of its negative properties and, in doing so, We perpetuate the acceptance of such behavior and such values, therefore, I want to urge you to stop using the terms interchangeably and begin to recognize the yante label as the negatively charged concept for which the language and terminology does matter and what is the anti-law, in fact, is a bully, is Zlatan being criticized for being too arrogant instead of being praised for being an exceptional football player, did he imagine himself better than us?
He wonders what his reasoning was for singing about a battle in which thousands of people lost their lives rather than how he felt. being crowned winners of the Eurovision Song Contest, did you think you were something special? Being told he's too loud and pretentious instead of being hailed for being able to motivate thousands of people to act, he thinks he can teach us anything? all very telling examples of when yante law tried to eliminate those who stood out, but these people persisted anyway and where are those people today? They are the ones that we Swedes like to mention and brag about when we are abroad, the ones that celebrate. and take pride in something we couldn't do if these people hadn't defied the law of yanta despite taking a total beating if we admire these people so much even though they broke the law, we as a society otherwise carefully defend why we still We cling to this law and pressure others to respect it.
Do we really want to maintain this mentality that depresses people instead of inspiring them to do our best? Satisfaction when someone experiences a setback or status reversal. For me, Yanta's law is continually feeling like I have to tell my peers that I don't know what's going on in the college courses we're currently taking despite being pretty aware. It's the fear of expressing pride in an accomplishment even to friends who have seen all the ups and downs along the way and being told that I made it to the top of the equestrian ranking lists despite being the last one out. training facility each and every night because of course I shouldn't think I'm good at anything, but I don't want to do this anymore, I don't want to settle and I don't want to endure judgment and envy and I don't want people to be able to get away with yours by expressing it under the premise of lobbying for equality because that is not what it is about and I hope I have been able to convince you of this here today, I hope.
I have managed to convince you to recognize Yanter's law as an expression of inadequacy, a condescending attitude and a fear of individual individuality and all that it implies. To summarize, I would like to repeat something I stated in my opening paragraph pride and humility are not mutually exclusive and you know that here I am today and I want to tell you that I am proud of myself my achievements and my decision to defy the law of them and that is why I urge you to do what you can. the same thanks

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