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Much to learn from a tiny island

To the editor:

Recently I visited a small, isolated country, the Faroe Islands, located in the North Atlantic between Iceland and Norway. This country does have some ethnic diversity and plenty of modern technology, but in the Faroe Islands I felt I was living on a distant planet.

In this country there has been one murder in the past 25 years. In this country you can walk anywhere, day or night, with no fear. In this country the modern demon, obesity, has not made an appearance. I did not see one obese person and hardly saw anyone with a belly.

There are plenty of things I found troublesome about the Faroe Islands (their novelist William Heinesen reveals the fabric of the country) but I could not help thinking that the United States and other lands could learn a lot from the Faroe Islands.

Don Burness

Rindge

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