The law of Jante is a terrible fictional law made up in the imaginary society Jante first described in the dano-norweigan author Aksel Sandemose in his novel A Fugitive Crosses His Tracks. It’s a law who by it’s content imprision people in their self, stopping them from being what the could be.
The law goes a
- You’re not to think you are anything special.
- You’re not to think you are as good as we are.
- You’re not to think you are smarter than we are.
- You’re not to imagine yourself better than we are.
- You’re not to think you know more than we do.
- You’re not to think you are more important than we are.
- 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.
Its strong demand on being nothing have become the worst part of the nordic cultural codex. Stopping people. from exploring who they are, what the can and at the same time in the name of the grey mass limit your pride and self-expression. With other word the law stipulates a mental prisons directed to those who are brave to embrace them self. There is no way you are allowed to feel joy, say Im damm good or express that you think you are important for anyone and specialy not your self. This mental prison is just good for two, the elite who don’t need to be afraid t0 be challenged and those who lost faith in them self and by that reason don’t want others to succeed.
As humans we have a duty to resist the law of jante becuase it exterminate the humanity in us. Best example is a friend I have, saying you should not try to get it to good, because you will fall so hard. For me this is the ultimate proof that he obey the la of Jante to such a point that he give up on him self. Instead we as leaders and we are al leaders embrace the inner part of us saying you are good, your skills are magic, I care about you and I wish I knew so much as you did, Can you please show me. By doing this we liberate people from the law of jante and ask them to love them self, stand up for them self and stop being an object directed by non and al and instead becoming a subject with an own will and capacity to change. For me this os the opposite to jante, its the freedom to your self and if you have that and ask others to take this freedom for them self change will happens.
You will stop being a object with an external locus of control and instead you will become a subject with an internal locus of control. You will understand that you are important and that you are the master of your own life. So please revolt the law of Jante because it want make you any good. You are worth the freedom and possibility to become the human you want in the power of your self stopped only by your own natural boarders and your lack of motivation.