Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living
by Linnea Dunne
Lagom (pronounced ‘lah-gom’) has no equivalent in the English language but is loosely translated as ‘not too little, not too much, just right’. It is widely believed that the word comes from the Viking term ‘laget om’, for when a mug of mead was passed around a circle and there was just enough for everyone to get a sip. But while the anecdote may hit the nail on the head, the true etymology of the word points to an old form of the word ‘lag’, which means ‘law’.
Far from restrictive, lagom is a liberating concept, praising the idea that anything more than ‘just enough’ is a waste of time. Crucially it also comes with a selflessness and core belief of responsibility and common good.
By living lagom you can:
Live a happier and more balanced life
Reduce your environmental impact
Improve your work-life balance
Free your home from clutter
Enjoy good food the Swedish way
Grow your own and learn to forage
Cherish the relationships with those you love
Published: 13 July 2017
Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 2.1 x 18.3 cm