The Little Book of Hygge Book Review

The Little Book of Hygge Book Review
by Meik Wiking

Happiness. That word brings forth millions upon millions of thoughts within seconds. When you ask people what the meaning of life may be to them, many say happiness. If you ask them for their personal goals, they say happiness. Everyone, to some degree, is pointing towards happiness. With that being said, every year, numerous reports deliver research on the happiest countries in the world. Each and every year, the Danes end up taking the cake. (If you read this book, you will get the pun).

The Little Book of Hygge is quite the fascinating book as it offers great insight into the cultural belief system of the Danish people. At first, I was a bit skeptical about the idea that happiness could be taught or anything of that nature. After reading the first two chapters, I realized that this book is NOT about teaching you anything about happiness. Ultimately, happiness is not something you can find if you are seeking it; it is felt from within. In that, I learned an immense amount of information about how different Danish people live their lives in comparison to other cultures. For example, Danish people are dedicated to a proper work-life balance in an effort to maintain social relationships with the people that mean the most to them. It is not happiness that they are searching for or attaining–they are genuinely living the life experience in the simplest forms.

One of my favorite parts of this book is the personality of Meik Wiking, the author. The writing feels very similar to that of a blogger or magazine writer and keeps the reader fully entertained. With his personal stories and witty humor, I now understand on a deeper level what Hygge actually is. Hygge is a way of life, a way of being....

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