In my naive youth I always thought that in the world of work everyone in Asia worked because they were scared not to, Europeans (including the UK) only worked because there wasn’t anything else to do, and Americans worked because they loved it so much.
Of course age and experience has changed my world view. I now realise that you can find cynical Americans. There are hard working people in Spain, Greece and East London. And people in Asia do think independently.
And then as I passed a random desk today I spotted this motivational postcard:
It made me think perhaps we are in fact all the same. I mean we all know success is in no way correlated to ability, skill or intelligence right?
As for changing world views, not sure about the British. All we seem to have done over the years is downsize en mass.