The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country

Category: Europe
Author: Helen Russell
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by grecy   2017-08-19
> Automation isn't the problem, living is a culture incapable of valuing leisure time is what needs to change

Leave North America, it's a whole new world(TM)

I recently read "A Year of Living Danishly"[1] - an amazing account of two early-30s brits who move to Denmark and learn how life works there. After an adjustment period, they are floored, and I mean absolutely floored how good the work/life balance is. They are shocked their old life they loved can seem so horrible in comparison.

I asked my Danish friend about it, and he said "Yeah, I like living in a country that focuses on being happy rather than focusing on getting money."