When I left New Zealand to see the world, I first settled in Canada then the USA. One thing I noticed with my flatmates was their total reliance on outside help whenever something broke down. If the fridge leaked their first action was to call a plumber. When the power failed, rather than check the fuses, they would call an electrician. I would first check to see what was wrong then if possible fix it myself. Not so with my Canadian or American colleagues. When I moved to England, I found the same thing. Rather than explore the reason for a failure, my English colleagues would just call for help. It began to dawn on me that I had a Kiwi mindset. read more