A brief story about Denmark: A few years back my partner and I were visiting in Denmark πŸ‡©πŸ‡°. We met friends in a small restaurant in Copenhagen for dinner and after a delicious meal prepared to leave. In the street just outside we recognized the chef/owner of the restaurant and approached him to tell him how much we had enjoyed his food and ambience of his establishment.

We fell into a twenty minute conversation with him which eventually made it way to what we found so outstanding about Denmark. He ventured a summation that has stayed with me ever since. β€œWhat is most important about Danish society,” he ventured, β€œis that we live with so much less fear. If my little restaurant fails, I know the state will help me make the transition to a new job, including interim income support. I feel this social support every day and have so much less anxiety because of it.”

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