Is it normal to be embarrassed of your own nationality?

I am Swedish. I think my country has gone down the drain over the past 10 years due to the mass-immigration from muslim countries. Sweden has become the laughing stock of the world, especially on the internet where there are countless memes ridiculing this country. Due to the mess that has been brought here and the fact that the people living here seem unwilling to sort this shit up, I want to move away from here, but the problem is that I'm afraid of how people in this new country I move to will treat me if they find out my nationality. Will they laugh at me and think I'm a clown, or will they respect me? The thing is that I'm half-finnish and I have a finnish surname. I also happen to look more finnish than swedish, but I don't know a single word from the finnish language. Could I get away by saying that I'm from Finland instead of Sweden?

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  • Wow...I didn't know that so many people make fun of Sweden.I had been thinking about maybe going there for a trip if I have enough time.

    You shouldn't be embarrassed of your own nationality. You should be proud of it since it makes you special :)

    And people won't laugh at you for being Swedish, at least I won't. Honestly during daily lives, nationality really doesn't matter. Will you stop being someone's friends because he/she came from another country? I won't...

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  • Dude, be proud of your identity. Also, don't down other races. Your issue is INSECURITY, not Muslims overtaking Sweden. That said, regardless of where you go, you'll still have a crisis bc you can't cope with your self. Best of luck.

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  • how can you look more Finnish than Swedish when they look exactly the same? I think you worry too much.

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    • Finns look clearly different from the rest of the nordic countries since their genes is a mix of the nordic genes and mongol genes that came from Asia, thus they have more asian features such as higher cheekbones and slightly slanted eyes.

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      • I don't think it is as clearly defined as you think. there are plenty of people in both Norway and Sweden who also seem to have a little Asian ancestry in their looks but it doesn't make them any less Scandinavian. if you just told people that you are Swedish they would believe you and not care one way or another.

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  • As long as you're not at a white supremacist rally, most people will be jealous of the fact that you're from Sweden. It's one of the best countries in the world for a reason.

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  • Hahaha your not from America where most make a piont to prove who the biggest idiot is.

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  • The only things you should be embarrassed about are paying attention to internet memes and believing anything alt-right cretins spout about anything.

    If you seriously believe that your country is being destroyed by around 5% of the population, then Sweden must have one of the most fragile and unstable societies in the world.

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    • In Stockholm, they take up 1/3 of the population. In Malmö which is the third largest city, they take up more than 50% of the population.

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      • Fact check; Muslims are 20% of the population in Malmo and less than 10% in Stockholm.

        Don't feel bad, though, this is a common problem for white people. Check this out: https://www.thelocal.se/20161214/swedes-wildly-overestimate-muslim-population-survey

        And it's not just in Sweden, either. The same thing happens to white Americans, they wildly overestimate how many Muslims, black people, and Mexicans are around them. Men also vastly overestimate how many women are around them. Funny thing is, it never happens the other way around.

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        • There have been some interesting studies into how people selectively pay more attention to threats and exaggerate dangers when they hear about them. We're also all prone to confirmation bias, so we tend to pay attention only to information that confirms what we already believe.

          The result of this was bad enough when most of our information about the wider world came to us via the traditional media. The visionaries believed that social media and the internet would bring us all closer and increase understanding. That has happened to some extent, but we've also seen an increase in a sort of social paranoia as people blindly accept any crap they read which confirms their prejudices and uninformed gut-feelings.

          Thus Trump, Brexit, and a lot of other idiocy going on around the world at the moment.

          If you believe that Muslims, Mexicans, women or black people are inherently evil and a threat to your standard of living or even your existence, then you're likely to exaggerate how many there are around you.

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    • Actually, they take up 1/4th of the population.

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      • Yeah, and Muslims make up 90% of the population of the UK. Since you've now read that on the internet, it must be true, right?

        Citation for your numbers?

        I'm sure neo-nazi, fascist, nationalists and other hate-mongers will claim all sorts of typically idiotic stuff on their websites, but intelligent people ignore them.

        Are you an intelligent person?

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  • I've never been aware of Sweden having a bad reputation.

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  • Nothing's wrong with being Swedish.
    noone will laugh at you because of your nationality. (Firstly because Europe is pretty much Europeanised)

    Indeed, there are immature people all around the world, but believe me, they're not much better than you are, in fact, they're probably much worse than you are.

    You're not the one responsible for their ignorance, alright?

    Be a good boy and everything will be fine.



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  • The jewish media has also stopped reporting on all the rapes and general crime increase in Sweden as well. But they do that everywhere now. The dark invasion is well underway sadly, and all they do is demand everything be given to them for free.

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    • Doesn't that tinfoil hat make your head sweat?

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  • Are you blond?

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    • I'm dark blonde, almost light brown.

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      • Go to Colombia, there are lots of hot women there who will probably love a nice blond dude.☺

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  • I think that you shouldnt be embarassed. Sweden is one of the best country from my opinion.
    Im from Lithuania and im embarassed of this country job salary is awkard all country is corrupted a lot of homeless and other shit. Sometimes I wish that I could be purebred irish. Thinking about life what I would live in irish place. Irish the best country!

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  • If you think that about sweden then what you think about india where I am.

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  • As an Englishman, I feel your pain. I too feel like my country has become the laughing stock of the world. Then again, the states elected Donald J. Trump as president so maybe neither of us live in the laughing stock of the world xD

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  • I thought the same thing whem I immigrated into the UK. My own country has a terrible reputation especially for having so many theives and corrupt fucks. What's more, I was born in an abusive environment that made me feel even worse about it and I thought it's a lot worse than it really is. Soon enough I moved and I realised that nobody told me anything and nobody mistreated me. In fact they were very welcoming and considering my own country as giving great people, even though they couldn't be further from the truth. I believe it's part of their culture to be welcoming and friendly, but honestly, changing the environment made me conclude that the world is so shit that my country is just blending in. Political leaders here are also shit, corruption and abuse is also abundant, brainwashing everywhere, that's our world. It's not that bad here, though.

    I don't think you are judging this right. The whole world is shit, not just Sweden. Everybody has their own problems. My reason for leaving was not the bad reputation of my country, it was my own bad condition, since I had nobody and I was abandoned and poor and hopeless, so this truly changed my life. Instead, you want to move from one place to another due to the bad reputation of Sweden, but no matter where you go, they are all shit so you won't be happy.

    Instead I sugggest acting against all the shit by changing the view of citizens. You have the power to make yourself heard and you can change people's vision. You could move if you want, but I don't think that you will find a significant improvement in your life, since you don't really have better options for this. Instead, you might land in a complete shithole and miss your own garbage at home, because at least it was your own garbage you get for free, rather than paying for other people's garbage.

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  • Allah aborkbar -Sweden 2050.

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    • That's why i'm leaving. I wouldn't want to experience that shit.

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  • I am proud of my country, it's only the majority that I am ashamed of.

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  • I can't speak for other countries, but in the U.S. if you get shit for being Swedish, it'll have nothing to do with what you're worried about.

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    • Please tell me what I would get shit for.

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      • Actually, most people will be curious and ask you about Sweden. If you do get shit, you might get picked on for your accent for example, which most people will mean in good fun, but it could get annoying. Of course, this depends on which part of the U.S. I can only speak for the parts I've been to and only so much since I'm not Swedish and haven't experienced being Swedish. I've known many people from other countries because of where I live though and in my experience nobody is going to just come up to you and start shit. The internet makes things seem a lot scarier than they are. Just don't find yourself in a particularly bad part of town and you'll be fine.

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  • Try being a Russian in America.
    Oof.

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  • I’ve only been to Sweden once many years ago, but I remember it as a beautiful country, I’m sad to hear it has gone downhill. Sadly your country is not alone in being invaded by foreign immigrants. Here in the UK we are suffering the same downfall, it’s actually the reason so many people here voted for Brexit. We need to take back control of our own borders. The UK is a small island and basically full. Most of the immigrants that come here are scum that just want to sponge off the British tax payers and are to weak and cowardly to fight for the right to have decent lives in their own countries. We don’t want them, we don’t need them and we have neither the money, resources, or space to keep them, they should all fuck off back where they came from. The majority of ordinary British people feel this way, but sadly due to political correctness, many of those in a position to speak out publicly about it are to scared to do so. If you have a chance to get out and move somewhere not full of scummy immigrants I would say go for it but just be careful you don’t end up putting yourself in the same category as the shity immigrant wankers that have been invading Europe for the past couple of decades.

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  • Hey there don't be embarrassed. You should LOVE YOURSELF because you are a different creature that God made. All of God creatures are beautiful, unique, and different so please be yourself and don't be embarrassed honey💓💜!


    Bye have a nice and lovely day!💜💓😀

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    • Too bad I don't believe in god. :/

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      • Still that is not the point. The point is that you should love yourself no matter what.

        You know what that is your issue. You don't believe in God so the devil gets to you easily. If you believe in God you will love yourself and have positive thoughts.

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    • God is a man made myth.

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  • Sweden has never had problems before, so Swedes have forgotten how to solve problems. Sorry about the Islamic trash. They are the ones being laughed at.

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