One of the things I’m discovering about Switzerland is that they force you to assimilate by offering you less of everything.
- 95% of the gyms in Switzerland do not open before 9am. Which means working out in the AM is next to impossible
- All the retail stores are closed on Sunday and most are closed by 7pm. This means if you don’t get what you need at places like IKEA on a Saturday you’re waiting till next week, or the week after.
What ends up happening is you sleep longer but still get to work earlier. You enjoy your Sundays, taking long walks by the lake front and reading lots. Not bad things.
Having such tight restrictions on what and when you can do doesn’t impact your quality of life negatively. Having a 24 hour culture might be good for some, but having a 10 hour 6 days a week culture is pretty good for everyone longer term.