Yesterday in social studies, our teacher mentioned that the schools are trying to shape us into a “typical Swede”.
With this he meant an open-minded, non fascistic person. The schools and the society has tried to make us all feel like we’re Swedes, like we belong and feel that THIS is our country.
And then he said something I didn’t know. He said that the EU wants us to feel that way about Europe as well.
That Europe has a national day and a national anthem. I didn’t know all of this, but I’ve seen the name “Euroland” but never really thought about it. But apparently they want us all to be a huge “country”. It’s quite cool, even though I don’t want our currency to change to Euro.
An other thing, the anthem is WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART’S “ODE TO JOY”.
HOW AWESOME IS THAT? Sorry.. I’m just a bit overexcited. (Anyway, here is a video of the anthem with all the countries and so on)