20 reasons why Dutch people are 4-year-olds at heart… (From an American perspective)

This is just something I thought up for fun.  I think it would make a nice orange t-shirt.

1. They eat sprinkle sandwiches for breakfast.

2. They know you’re never too old to play in the garden.

3. They understand the innate preciousness of children.

4. They believe 80 isn’t too old to be riding a bike to the store… Or anywhere for that matter.

5. They believe in kindness.

6. Their approach to life could be summed up as: “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, and if it’s funny give it a good laugh.”

7. If they don’t like it, they’ll be sure to let you know precisely why in the baldest terms possible.

8. Giving flowers isn’t a nice gesture: it’s a national past-time.

9. They know that the idea of coffee stunting anyone’s growth is pure grown-up horse-pucky.

10. They love animals: dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, sheep… The Dutch heart usually has room for many friends of the four-legged variety.

11. They have no use whatsoever for little “white” lies, and if you’re going to do the other kind of lying just don’t bother to talk at all.

12. They know that rudeness is essentially useless, but the “spoonful of sugar” is also a waste of time.

13. They love to laugh.

14. They believe that jeans are dressy enough for everything shy of concert attire.

15. They believe that people should be essentially loving, and that such a disposition is never a weakness.

16. They are sparing with praise and quick to criticize.

17. They know that walking around all day requires comfortable and durable footwear.

18. They believe that the weather is a common enemy that is only good for complaining about.

19. They know that the only real limiting factor to the structure of a building is gravity and with enough imagination you could build just about anything.

20. They believe in having fun, and if you’re not going to have fun doing something then you should find something else to do.


~ by Rebecca Erickson on December 18, 2011.

2 Responses to “20 reasons why Dutch people are 4-year-olds at heart… (From an American perspective)”

  1. I would say this is pretty accurate. I hope you will keep liking it.

  2. Yep, I am Dutch.. or at least embrace certain aspects of the culture.

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