http://lostinstockholm.com/2009/08/15/10-things-i-hate-about-sweden/

Ganska kul att läsa vad utlänningar tycker om Sverige, exempelvis:

Swedes can not walk in the streets like normal human beings. They either walk like erratic and confused rats, or like snails. 

I’m currently on holiday in Stockholm and can not wait to get out of here. I’ve never met a people so collectively dismissive, self-absorbed, xenophobic or unfriendly in all my travels. Besides that, Stockholm looks like one giant mall. Its bursting with retail shops and all the buildings look exactly alike. The most antiseptic city I’ve ever laid eyes on. 

I’m trapped in a world of conformist robots. Self-righteous robots, who think they know everything about society, politics and life in general. It’s the robot way or no way. Excuse me, dear robots, but you’re all gonna fail very soon. Your Robotland only works because you all run the same software. You run the same routines every day, week, month, year, decade. Dissent is frowned upon, there’s no room for conflicting lines of command. 

The word “rättvisa”, the expression on their smug faces when they use it, and the fact that, although they wouldn’t dream of actually living in Fittja or Rosengård, they do their ethnic shopping there for their smug dinner parties at which they will use the word “rättvisa” and put that smug expression on their faces. 

The emotional constipation of only ever using five adjectives to talk about how life is: “rolig”, “jobbig”, “tråkig”, “kul”, “dålig”.

The universal defence against any complaint, whatsoever: “Men så är det väl för alla?” 

Sorry to mention this, but my son says it seems like there are far more people with Downs Syndrome in Sweden than he has seen at home. Was his observation true? If so, is there a known cause for this?

What is promoted in Sweden as “analytical” or “critical” thinking is, in reality just cynical thinking. Swedish children are taught that to understand a subject you have to look for the flaws — and pretty much nothing more. That is just going to promote depression and helplessness, not being able to accurately analyze an issue, idea or even possible marriage mate.

As a Canadian, I found Swedish women to be very aloof, unless they were drunk. In that case, they were content to be just another piece of ass. Amazing transition.

People are always going on about how beautiful Swedish women are and all the guys want to come here, etc. That is one of the biggest deceptions of all. It is true that many Swedish women look attractive outwardly but because they’ve been conditioned to be control freaks they will never really let you into their hearts. It is impossible to get passionately involved with Swedish women. They don’t do passion. They do sex but not passion. They are scared to death of the kind of passion which makes you want to give yourself to someone or even to die for them. So they always hold back. Most Swedish girls are screwing by the time they’re 12 (according to all the surveys). But because they’ve been taught from birth that fulfilment doesn’t come through a relationship but only through their job, a man can never get really close to a Swedish woman. She will not let him into her heart. It’s all about physical attraction only. Plus the women here are very opinionated and pushy – imitating the worst aspects of men and totally unfeminine. They don’t know how to behave gracefully. They may dress like women but you can see that they feel uncomfortable with their femininity and walk very awkwardly.