When I came to the U.S. I met people who were very specific and individualistic, contrary to the stereotype I had encountered; warm human beings interested in things beyond themselves.
The celebration of the individual is also something that was refreshing to me. Rather than pull down someone who achieves something there was an embracing of what that person had attained. That of course, can swing the other way, whereby if people do not achieve ‘success,’ they are not embraced. I don’t much care for that.