We have the best welfare in the world here in Scandinavia,, in terms of what we get out of the welfare per person. And we pay a lot in taxes in this system. There are not many who think it is strange when we believe that ”the system” is good. Pre-schools, schools and health care, etc. The system gives everyone equal chances, yes, and it is great considering that anyone can have the ”best idea”. In many other countries there are only people with money that get the chances. But that is not sustainable! We’re pretty good at innovations here in Sweden, second in the world according to Blomberg. Here, a beautiful example of tomorrow’s way of shopping. Of course with an application in your phone. What else? However, we are not nearly as good at creating strong companies and probably the most politicians controlled country in the world. Here, there are many rules, laws and politicians to liquidate in order to give companies more opportunities to succeed. It`s the citizens who wants to determine their own lives. Right!
Is the wellfare-system so good, really? The school system has indeed it shortcomings, as I have previously written about, with assessment of individuals rather than to try to develop them. And health-care seem to be used to get us sick as early as possible, so the pharmaceutical industry will make as much money as possible. However, health-care is very good in terms of emergency surgery, and it`s perhaps just that it mainly will be for ..
What about child-care, then? What do we know regarding how children feel of being in pre-school from 1 years of age-in many hours, in groups with other young children which just seems to get bigger and bigger. We know that psychosomatic problems increases in school, but we do not know what cause it really..There are still no number of children/unit and area in the law for children in pre-school, what I know. Absolutely incredible, when there is for animals. But of course this would cost a lot of money for municipalities when children are born differently depending on economic conditions and other things. But what is most important for the future? Teal Swan has some interesting things to say about how our children see the world.
Earlier in our history, we have taken care of the children in groups of adults and helped each other. Some have taken care of children and some have taking care of other work. Why would not this ‘system’ be able to operate even today? Who is doing what should be decided of personal skill and characteristics. Right! If we now start to be more aware and open-minded. To live together in paired relationships when love no longer exists, does not seem so sustainable. And there are often children will feel guilty when relations defrosts. Today, we are married in average of 25 years in Sweden. The question is, too. How good are these relationships for the kids really? If there were more adults who lived together it would not likely be the same. It is not only me who think that pair-relationship can be negative. Carolina (19 minutes into the program) ”My Sweden” have experienced that if she lives two and two, there are often two extremes in the relationship. Then you often take on an unconscious role. It will not be the same when she lives together with three. Interesting, I think. Why marry then? Is it really a modern institution 2016? I don’t think so...And that you can live together so long in Överkalix is perhaps not so surprising when the men usually work far away Monday to Friday there…
We are also becoming lonelier in the West’s big cities with our lifestyle. And why can not the countryside be a great future now when Internet is developed and where there are lots of space to live on. Now that Net-Work Marketing and other opportunities to earn money from online. Lifestyle is for me really how to live well! We have a system where we try to share the parental days in Sweden, and more about how this works can you read about here. Politicians are again trying to control so that more fathers should charge more days. Now it’s two mandatory daddy months here and of course it all starts with the kids! In the big cities Stockholm and Malmö more fathers use these ”fathers days”. But overall, increases the fathers outtake slowly. But I do not believe in controlling in this way. Who will be better of that? Without it, of course, through insight of the importance to be a present father, the so-important first time in life that will make a difference. Not to improve pre-school education! Personally, I have been at home for about 10 months with each of my 3 guys. (But after breast-feeding) It is a little difficult to make that part. But otherwise, well, we men, can do the most with children. We were both teachers with virtually the same salary as well. Which of course was crucial! Fathers need to do more earlier in children`s life, especially for boys, to prevent things go wrong later in life, I think. We’re also parents! See how it looks in our prisons. There we have all the boys with broken father relationships …
Finland and some other countries start to do experiment with basic income and I can see that as a first step. Where we don`t need this system of parental days. And will do that families themselves can decide over. This system can even be a better solution when people need to create new jobs, or want to develop, or do other things then to serve ”the system”. So again. Why not live in larger groups of adults with children of different ages? To help each other as we once did, and that we probably done the most of our time on the planet. Because we are 200 000 years old. Who knows, maybe we also are created for it! The next step will be to build total sustainability without money. And I think it can also be done if we begin in the tribe. Sharing is the way.
Humans have a desire to be free and a strong drive to develop, if we only are given the opportunity. And I think just like Göran Burenhult that we now need to learn more from earlier cultures, both in terms of food and how we take care of our children. It was interesting that we lived in a strongly matriarchal culture here on Gotland 5,000 years ago with great health, that did not exist in other places in Sweden at the same time. With a few small changes in the system, and the lifestyle, there are a lot of opportunities in the future here, I think. And the strength in the regional parts is allready very strong here. But we still need to continue train to take life as it is., and we need to live in self-catering to do as little ecological footprints as possible to get a sustainable Happy Planet Index.