Still another take on lagom, this time from my friend Judy who until very recently, lived here in Stockholm.

“As far as lagom goes: Growing up I always heard the very American expression that you can never be too rich or too thin which probably isn’t a great way to think. My father used to tell me that it is just as easy to marry a rich man than a poor man (I think he encouraged me so that I would get off his payroll). I like the idea of lagom except for the implication that you shouldn’t try as hard as possible to be the very best you can be so I get stuck on that.”

I told you lagom was a good word. Thanks for sharing your insights Judy.

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