Indeed yes, HegeMarie, the story is that my great-grandfather was the son of an aristocratic family in Sweden, but he was rather wild. So they sent him on a long ocean voyage to blow off some steam and get the wildness all out of his system.
Well in New York City, he met a waitress who came from a poor family in Sweden and they fell in love! When he married her, the family back in Sweden disowned him. One thing and another and they ended up here on the West Coast, where they homesteaded, and here we all still live.
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This article is suggesting that the USA has a "happiness deficit," and that maybe if we had more hygge here, as in the Scandinavian countries where the happiness index is high, maybe people would be better off...