I must say what a wonderful time I had in this country. If well people are so different it is only to be expected, they are Swedish. After knowing so many people and their different conceptions and expressions of the same country I noticed something: everyone lived a different thing, almost like if they were in a completely different country.
I was impressed of how, after a year, so many other foreign students would not know the names of the streets, or what tram to take from one place to the other. Some of them never heard about Swedish food or ever heard a Swedish song on the radio. Yet, they all seamed very convinced of what the country and their people was like.
I believe that the biggest lesson I take with me is this: we all live in bubbles. Small bubbles that let us only perceive a part of the world that surrounds us. It is only when we realize that we live in a bubble that we can try to expand it and then include some more of that infinite world around us in our perception.
Swedes are very different from me, but the more I break my bubble to include their point of view in my perception, the more I understand them.