While our family was in the US, local friends housesat for us. I loved coming back and seeing how they had rearranged and improved the house to meet their family’s needs.
One of the additions (my husband’s favorite) was a clock in our dining area. I have to admit that I was surprised by it! Generally speaking, time isn’t viewed or valued in the same way as it is in the US, and I wouldn’t have expected a time piece to be seen as a “necessity” in a home.
And this is the lesson that I am reminded of often–to be careful of generalizations and conclusions drawn from them. The best posture is one of a learner and observer.