This is what is insufferable about Europeans.
In terms of population, this is like "How to be a real native of Connecticut, or Massachusetts." It is an all-white country that has been all-white for much longer than any American state. It is not very different from any of its neighbors, and in fact shares a very similar state church, economy, education system, and political history, not to mention a genetic similarity that is greater than any American state, and maybe any American county. To hold to my analogy above, it is more similar to its neighbors than the New England states are to each other, even though the latter actually share a country.
Everything that is said about what makes a Dane special could be said about Swedes or Norwegians and no one would blink. I think one could disguise this by making it about just about any white western Europeans, though I may be pushing my luck with that. I don't dislike Danes at all. The few I have known personally have been great favorites of mine, and the ones I read about are people I believe I could see eye-to-eye with about many things. But when Europeans - and the NW Europeans are particular offenders in this - speak about how they get things right while the benighted American cowboys with their guns and their fascination with cars and money and McDonalds are just impossible boors, this is what they mean. They like their own foods better than ours. They like their customs better than ours. Insofar as they are all white except for a few places that have changed recently, they have a comfortableness in their own skin, a calmness, a maturity, that Americans do not have. They see everything clearly except themselves.
Well of course they do. Wouldn't we all, in their shoes. I wish they would talk to more Eastern Europeans, frankly.