Don’t worry, be happy!
Thetta reddast is actually the belief that things will turn out to be alright in the end. It may sound rather stoic to some but embracing this mindset sets you free from the fear of or stress for the unknown or for things you cannot actually control. All in all, thetta reddast reflects the laid-back, easy going and humorous nature of Icelanders.Sometimes people criticize this attitude and characterize it as passive.
On the contrary, thetta reddast helped Icelanders overcome so many difficult times in their history. From widespread poverty and foreign domination
to the recent financial collapse that brought Iceland to bankruptcy. Still, they survived and thrived, by doing what they ought to do!