LAGOM – WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
It is trendy, everyone is talking about it but what does really mean LAGOM?
Lagom in Swedish means “not too much – not too little”. I still have issue to actually use it but it doesn’t talk to me. So for example, if someone asks me ” how much coffee do you want? ” – I may answer ” LAGOM “. (A Swed is super polite, so he doesn’t want to say I want 2 liter of coffee please. It is more up to you, what you would like to serve me > this is my interpretation).
LAGOM is actually a word to resume the Swedish life.
Let’s deep a little bit more into this concept. It is not a concept actually, it is a WAY OF LIFE.
- Have a balance in your life. The life conditions are amazing in Sweden and it’s EXTREMELY important to spend time with your family and your hobbies.
- Do what you want and do not care about what others think about you or your choices.
- Respect others. It is really important to not interfere or disrespect something.
- Enjoy what you have. You don’t need more than what you need. (I love this sentence!) But it’s true, why would you spend 700€ in a TV if you already have 3 at home?