Ten Rules for Rulers

May 9, 2013 · 5 comments

According to the BBC magazine, people in the Scandinavian countries do not tend to boast or brag about their success or achievements. Instead they downplay everything. They do this by following the ten rules of Jante. Whilst the rules have only been around since the 1930s when they were written up in a book and do not really exist, they do describe Nordic behaviour.

The ten rules of Jante are

  • You’re not to think you are anything special
  • You’re not to think you are as good as us
  • You’re not to think you are smarter than us
  • You’re not to convince yourself that you are better than us
  • You’re not to think you know more than us
  • You’re not to think you are more important than us
  • You’re not to think you are good at anything
  • You’re not to laugh at us
  • You’re not to think anyone cares about you
  • You’re not to think you can teach us anything

But when you look at the list you realise that they could be applied to politicians too. The list should in fact by the Ten Rules for Rulers.

PG

Author: SadButMadLad

SadButMadLad is a Lad who is Sad that most of the world makes him Mad.

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