Swedish Proverb

Vanda kappan efter vinden

Turning jacket after the wind

Used in English: “I’m not one to turn my jacket after the wind.”

“It’s like used in reference to politicians who change their views in order to look good..it’s a criticism, it’s not a good thing. Also, it has relations to like, uh, religion, and not being firm in your convictions by changing what you believe depending on the circumstance.”

The given interpretation makes sense, and with it one can see the valued characteristics of an individual held by those who employ this proverb. It suggests that conviction is a prized quality, and one is admirable and respectable by sticking with what they innately feel is right and acting with integrity rather than changing themself to conform to what it trendy, popular, or will make them better off.