Originally Posted by Fixthemix
I've often wondered how people from my home country (Denmark) is viewed among the rest of the world.
The few times it's been mentioned in satirical shows (like South Park, Family Guy, Simpsons), they've always gotten it horribly wrong.
The Simpsons seem to assume there's rivalry between Holland & Denmark, while South Park mentioned that we like to watch hockey. Family Guy(might have been American Dad) seemed to think we were very much into pastry, probably because we've gotten a cake-thingy named after us.
None of these are true. Obviously all those shows are american, and they're not exactly known for their in-depth knowledge of other cultures, so that might be the problem, but it's still annoying to see your country represented that way, since it's basically spreading ignorance.
I'm also guessing most of the world barely knew we existed before the drawings of a certain prophet in one our major newspapers.
So if you're not from around here, I'd love to know if any of you even know there is a place called Denmark, and what you know about it.
well, I have a few ideas about them (and I'm Dutch so I'll give you a good comparison, hehe)
I know Denmark is one of the wealthiest countries in the world - not even per se talking economically but in terms of social security, education etc. It's been one of the best countries to be born in for decades.
I know some Danes that I gamed with.. Usually they are well educated indeed, like indie music and complain they want to come here to Amsterdam because they love weed and guitars (on the other hand: I'd love to visit that hippie district in Copenhagen as well)!
Aaaand I met some Danes on festivals, those guys were pretty freaking nice, always up for a good convo, their English is more than decent enough, and they knew how to have a good drink.
So basically my impression of a Danish person is a filthy rich potsmoking festivalling white guy with half long hair and -----
... I'm not sure how accurate this is for the Danish population exactly hahahahaa woops
I used to think they were robots for the factory-like way they pump out innovations and ofc we call their national football team a machine...
But honestly I've been chilling with some more people from Hamburg and they are damn hard partiers, outgoing and wellspoken.
I know from Chammer that education in Germany sucks because.. because.. idk
And when I'm there it's not allowed to smoke pot on the street so you have to be all sneaky about it which was pretty annoying when I went to TI1.
On holidays Germans are usually the ones lying on the beach fucked up 24/7 yelling things that sound extremely angry because of your evil language.
I bet your mother wants you to live at home til you're 28 and you've never done your own laundry!!
(well let's say I knew a Brazilian guy well who lived here in Holland and he was totally incapable of doing ANYTHING ranging from preparing dinner to cleaning his room to getting a job because of his latino mom..)
some of the best and some of the shittiest pieces of the world, so not really fair to generalize in that way even though everything I've written this post is generalization based on a few impressions
But if I'd have to say something then I guess what's typical about Americans is that they believe in this kind of "if you're not rich, it's your own fault" philosophy eg you "create" your own life, which in a sense is true, but it's totally hyped and people don't realize the flipside to this philosophy, especially in the context of the USA's seemingly overly consumerist and conformist general mentality