Nov 11, 2021 - 3 min
Their mindset helps them combat the long polar night — it could also be an asset for the rest of the world. "We may not live in the far north, but many of us in Europe and the US find winter to be the cruellest of all seasons – and that's without the shadow of a global pandemic. In September 2020, the Observer reported that as we face the daunting prospect of a second lockdown in cold dark conditions, Brits have been stocking up on patio heaters and fire pits but, consumerism aside, what might we learn from the Norwegians' psychological resilience?" David Robson reflects in the Guardian.