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Life in Rural Sweden

Rural and Remoteness

w_wallace
post 31.Dec.2020, 08:47 AM
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I don't have that problem, I find people say hello outside the city, even in the suburbs.

That's good to hear; generally it's not a problem that I associate with the mainland. I think that this is a rather specific dynamic of rural and detachment that I find myself currently without remedy.

Taking "not talking to people you don't know" as a baseline, the absence of the chance encounter (particularly with Covid) and quite truthfully what appears to be just the lack of interest even prior to the pandemic, it makes for a negative feedback loop that is difficult to disengage from.

I am appreciative of the insight.

Thanks TheExpatEagle
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ChocOwl
post 31.Dec.2020, 10:53 AM
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QUOTE (TheExpatEagle @ 30.Dec.2020, 08:56 PM) *
The old joke in Stockholm was that if someone said hello to you they were either drunk, Finnish or both.

Surely Finns are not renowned for being extroverted or bubbly?!
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TheExpatEagle
post 31.Dec.2020, 09:47 PM
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QUOTE (ChocOwl @ 31.Dec.2020, 10:53 AM) *
Surely Finns are not renowned for being extroverted or bubbly?!


Who said they were?
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jb_otr
post 20.Jan.2021, 01:44 PM
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TheExpatEagle
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