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Dreading Hardship? Think Like a Norwegian. Or a Stoic

[image: early afternoon during the Polar Night, viewed from the upper reaches of Tromsø towards the mainland side, Wikipedia]

Some people suffer from what psychologists call Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. For instance, people who live in areas of the globe where winter days are very short and it’s very cold. Yet, others seem to cope remarkably well with the hardship, for instance, the inhabitants of Tromsø, Norway, latitude 69 degrees north. They receive only two or three hours of light per day during the winter…