For a long time now, I have been looking into the Viking psyche, trying to understand what makes a Viking and what makes a Viking so different from modern man, and I think it all comes down to one crucial personal trait.
For as long as I remember, I’ve been told 1, what I can not do and 2, what I have to do. It’s not only because I live in Norway, among one of the most obedient populations in the Western World, that daily life seems to be stained by these boundaries. It’s like this everywhere now, and I believe it’s one of many signs of a civilization approaching its collapse.
I try to minimize the number of things I’m pushed to do. And I try to follow my urges. I know, you’re thinking that we can’t just go out and do exactly what we feel like. Well, I have found that I can …
A few days ago, I was almost shot. Yes, that’s right. I had a loaded shotgun pointed at me. I was just walking my dog, following the path behind my house when a guy rose up from a ditch, pointing his gun at me.
I would like to list a few things that I have learned so far from living a Viking life. If you are just getting into this lifestyle and -philosophy, this is also a list of mental traits I believe are typical for the modern Norseman and -woman.
In short, it means you’re a bad ass and that you do what you want. It is a good way to live your life and I want every single reader of this blog to be that way. I want you to be unfuckwithable.
Everybody wants to be a Viking these days. But the world around us is still the same and nobody cares if you’d rather go full Norse. Since you can’t time-travel back to the Viking Age, how do you live your Viking life in the year 2016? How do you cope with the demands of modern society, when all you want to do, is to set sail and go exploring the oceans and distant continents? It seems like Viking life has no place in modern society and that your Viking lifestyle must remain something you do in your spare time with like-minded people.
Well, I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be like that.