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I Faked It in the World’s (Almost) Happiest Country, Till I Made It

By trying to fit in I actually became happier

Photo by Anastasia Frugaard

They say fake it till you make it.

When I arrived in Denmark, ranked the second happiest country in the world, I was lost, tense, neurotic, and hard as a rock. A normal state of mind for a New Yorker, but for a Danish person — almost unheard of.

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