Do Americans Let Strangers Enter All Their Rooms At Home?

Let me help you with something very important.

Germanic peoples, meaning English and German speaking, are very ‘high trust’ cultures. That means you can leave your car unlocked, your door unlocked, let people walk around your house, and leave valuables lying around and no, people won’t touch them. We have many shops that leave merchandise outside overnight and no one steals it. This is not true in our ‘cities’ (immigrant cities) but it is true many other places.

That’s why western civilization is ‘special’. It took us a very long time to build a high trust society.

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