I'm danish by birth and have lived here all my life. I'm from a small town but 5 years ago I moved to the capital because of education and cultur. But I'm starting to get sick of it. Not the capital as such, Copenhagen do really have a lot of beauty I think. But I'm truly getting soooo tired of my fellow danes. It truly takes nothing to stick out. People here are so closed minded and racistist. And it don't matter if you are black, arab, gay, woman, goth, punk, have a few pircings, the wrong tatoo, or purpel pants......fact is that if you DARE to be an individual, if yo dare to stick out of the crowd, if you dare to draw attention to yourself, you are asking for it and you will be puished....that truly is the danish mentality I'm affraid :(
In 1933 Aksel Sandemose wrote a novel where he included 10 laws that describet the danish mentality. It's sad but very very tru...I have tryed to translade them to english:
1. You shall not belive that you are eanything.
2. You shall not belive that you are as much as us.
3. You shall not belive that you are as wise as us.
4. You shall not belive that you are better then us.
5. You shall not belive that you know more then us.
6. You shall not belive that you are more then us.
7. You shall not belive that you can do eanything well.
8. You shall not laugh at us.
9. You shall not belive that eanybody likes you.
10. You shall not belive that you can teach us eanything.
The auther had ment it to be a criticism, but meany took it to heart. I actually remember a boy I went to school with had the "laws" posted to his refridgerator - sceary.
I'm starting to think about leving the country.....America and London are very much in my mind here, but to tell he truth I have never been to America....yet.
I still got 3 years to got a university, but still after that, I don't know if I want to be that fare away from my family and the few friends I have left. But on the other side, living here can be so draining at times...and I know that my mom will understand, actually she kind of expects me to move to some exotic big city, but I just don't feel right beeing so far away from her...ohhh what to do what to do :S