Norway ranked as best country to live in

Nov 10th, 2006, 01:33 PM
  #21  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,652
Yes the WHO site i see says the same - ex-Soviet Bloc countries about three times rate of western Europe's highest rates (except Finland, which is nearer the Soviet Bloc rate - perhaps indicating some other factor than Soviet ties?)

But Norway's rates, not nearly the highest in the world or Europe, if Soviet-bloc states included, but way more than what you'd expect in the world's best country to live in.

I do agree we should not make too much of the rates otherwise.
PalenqueBob is offline  
Nov 10th, 2006, 02:10 PM
  #22  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,238
No one said THE highest suicide rate in the world, but ONE of the world's highest, yes- which clearly does NOT comport with a finding of "best country to live in."
Girlspytravel is offline  
Nov 11th, 2006, 01:22 AM
  #23  
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 285
I'm not sure why people think suicide rate is such a determining factor regarding best country to live in or not. I'd be more concerned with things like rates of murder or rape than suicide. The fact that other people want to do themselves in has no real affect on my own life, unlike violent crime. Unless the people topping themselves go on a murder and rape rampage before doing so.
PrincessOfPenguins is offline  
Nov 11th, 2006, 02:53 AM
  #24  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 17,549
"I'm not sure why people think suicide rate is such a determining factor regarding best country to live in or not....."

Too bad you cannot ask the people who have committed the act..perhaps they could give you THE answer.
Dukey is offline  
Nov 11th, 2006, 08:17 AM
  #25  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,238
Insightful point, Dukey (grin)
Girlspytravel is offline  
Nov 11th, 2006, 08:28 AM
  #26  
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 285
Hardly.

So again, you believe that people so mentally ill that they kill themselves are the ones who determine degree of "best" or "worst" country to live in? People who, in many cases, can be declared mentally incompetent and thrown into institutions so that they don't kill themselves? Is the best country to live in the one with the best cuckoo ward? The best access to anti-depressants? I'm still not getting your line of reasoning about the suicide rate thing...
PrincessOfPenguins is offline  
Nov 11th, 2006, 08:33 AM
  #27  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 13,323
I think it all has to do with sardines. Something is being put in those little tins that pushes people over the edge. The UN should hold a large, expensive conference and talk this issue to death.
degas is offline  
Nov 11th, 2006, 08:34 AM
  #28  
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 285
Indeed. I should have known. Dodgy sardines...
PrincessOfPenguins is offline  
Nov 11th, 2006, 08:51 AM
  #29  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,067

Hmm, the sardine thing could be just a red herring.
Clifton is offline  
Nov 11th, 2006, 08:51 AM
  #30  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 895
Many years ago I used to live on the Fens, in Suffolk, UK. The area had a high suicide rate too, I think because of cold, bleak winters when the wind blew a lot of the time and it was often heavily overcast. There were not many people in the area either, and few towns. I think they have the same reasons for depression there in winter as in Norway. A lonely isolated place.
kaneda is offline  
Nov 11th, 2006, 08:56 AM
  #31  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 13,323
Those red herrings are always the worst kind of trouble. I always knew there was something fishy about Norway, but could never put a hook into the reel .... .
degas is offline  
Nov 11th, 2006, 09:30 AM
  #32  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,067

could never put a hook into the reel

It's all in the wrist. Or the way I cast, it's in the wrist, the back of my neck, my fishing partner. Once the line is out there, relax. Pop some Salmon Dave in the 8 track. Sole Man, maybe.

Wonder if there's any correlation between the shape of the country, Fjord Escorts and good Norwegian wood. Wouldn't it have to be a happy place?



Clifton is offline  
Nov 11th, 2006, 10:03 AM
  #33  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,000

To enjoy Norway you should own a few of the North Sea oil platforms. Oslo is the most expensive place in Europe.
hopscotch is offline  
Nov 13th, 2006, 05:18 AM
  #34  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 200
To Norwegians Switzerland is expensive.
rjsol is offline  
Nov 13th, 2006, 05:50 AM
  #35  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,098
Too cold and winters are too long in Norway for me. Minus 173 points.
RufusTFirefly is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
lincasanova
Europe
4
Jul 27th, 2011 05:12 PM
asalamy
Europe
15
Jun 23rd, 2009 11:30 AM
BarbaraMH
Europe
15
Jan 7th, 2009 12:37 PM
gard
Europe
14
Mar 3rd, 2007 06:41 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:00 AM.