Why The Dutch Should Rule The World

Why The Dutch Should Rule The World

The Dutch should rule the world.

They’d be great keepers of it.

They’re practical.

Hard working.

Industrious (I mean their country should be completely under water.)

The world would be a better place if it was run by the Dutch; not that I think this is possible, but I wish it was.

The Dutch have clean cities that run like some futuristic dreamland where everyone is at ease with each other, and as long as you don’t bother them, they won’t bother you.

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. A grand example of Dutch greatness.

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. A grand example of Dutch greatness.

Want to dress in drag to go to the Rijksmuseum? Go for it, just don’t walk in your high heels in the cycling lane.

You can do as you like in The Netherlands, just remember that if you ask them for their opinion, you’re going to get a straight answer.

As a North American, I’m not used to the direct nature in which the Dutch will address situations.

On a visit a few years ago I was having dinner with a few of my Dutch friends, and I asked them what they thought of my shirt. After about four or five pieces of very direct ‘constructive criticism’ I realized quite clearly that my shirt was not up to the Dutch standard.

My Dutch friends and I sharing a meal and wine. I think I took off the aforementioned shirt.

My Dutch friends and I sharing a meal and wine. I think I took off the aforementioned shirt.

At the time, it may have hurt a little, but I’ll tell you this much, it made me a more sharply dressed man. And for this, I have the Dutch to thank.

I think that much of the world could benefit from some more direct honesty. Initially it may sting a little, however it’s all for the better.

Maybe the fact that everyone is so direct in what they like and dislike is why the Dutch have such modern, practical, clean, safe and beautiful cities.

What I think I’d enjoy most about the Dutch ruling the world is the fact that they’d leave everyone’s culture generally alone, they’d just make it more efficient.

Have a pesky corruption problem? No more.

Living in a polluted mess of a city? It may take time, but they’ll diagnose exactly what’s wrong, and they’ll make it better.

Things get done in The Netherlands.

Things would get done much better in the rest of the world if the Dutch were handed the keys.

I’m sure if you asked them this, they’d tell you the same.

Well, not much would change here. Heineken is already found in every corner of the world.

Well, not much would change here. Heineken is already found in every corner of the world.

 

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