August 24, 2015

The Swedish “lagom”, ‘just about the right amount’, is sort of the handiest word there is.

Sir I refer to Emma de Vita’s “Import Sweden’s lagom philosophy into your office” August 24.

When my Swedish 92 year old mother was recently questioned about her alcohol intake, by a doctor that by looks and name she presumed to be a Muslim, and that she therefore presumed did not look too kindly upon any alcohol intake… she looked up at the ceiling…rolled her eyes… for a while… until her face lit up… and with a big smile and honest face she answered… “lagom”.