A big decision
My plan is to take a exchange year in USA from August. To take the senior year in American High School, and experience the school spirit, prom, and be a part of a sport team, in my case swimming. I have always been intrested in other cultures, and to be a part of an american family seems to be the perfect oportunity the really be a part of another culture. To be a part of a small community, or live in a big city. I have soo much to learn and see, and I feel that I can teach others about Norway too. I love people, and I am genuinely interested in them. I enjoy conversations with people in all ages.
United States of America is also the land of DREAMS. We have learned about the Declaration of Independence in school, and that you actually have the right to be happy.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Isn’t that beautiful?! In Norway we have something called “the Law of Jante”.
The ten rules state:
- Don’t think you’re anything special.
- Don’t think you’re as good as us.
- Don’t think you’re smarter than us.
- Don’t convince yourself that you’re better than us.
- Don’t think you know more than us.
- Don’t think you are more important than us.
- Don’t think you are good at anything.
- Don’t laugh at us.
- Don’t think anyone cares about you.
- Don’t think you can teach us anything.