1. One-year-long maternity leave
When you have to stop breastfeeding your two-month old baby and leave him or her with a stranger from 9 am to 6 pm all week because you have to return to work, you start appreciating a one-year long paid maternity leave.
2. Being able to ski in the mountains, bathe in the sea, and visit Vienna museums all in one day.
It’s not that you’re actually going to do it, but the options for an intense Sunday day trip are at your fingertips. Smallness can be an advantage.