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When I lived in Spain, I thought Halloween was an idea created entirely by capitalism, in an effort to sell merchandise. Why would you think a certain day of the year is "spooky" otherwise?

Then I moved to Sweden, and realized the end of October and beginning of November here _it_is_fucking_scary_, and it looks like straight out of a Stephen King novel. Cold, dark, damp, foggy, windy... all at the same time. This is the stuff of nightmares!

@jon_valdes uff, with this we can prove that enviroment can affect people emotionally.

I've heard that around these places people tend to feel depresed because nights can last entire months.

@lorabe oh, definitely. Depression, alcoholism and substance abuse are great problems here, and we're still quite far away from the polar circle

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