Of course those who don't adapt leave. Or stay and complain. A few committed and energetic ones try to make it better, and eventually a few of them succeed. Changing a closed society to an open, service-, consumer-entitled mentality is a slow and painful process, and requires a certain hardiness and persistence on the part of the crusaders (please excuse the term, which has unhappy connotations for Jews) and for the
Paradoxically, very crucial human behaviors in times of crisis also vary from culture to culture, and at these, Israelis excel. Anyone who was in New York City on 9/11 knows how a catastrophe can put humanity to the test. People who would ordinarily avoid eye contact with strangers suddenly risking their lives to help them; yes there were a few looters, but many more impressive acts of unselfishness. When you look at it this way, daily life in Israel is an ongoing catastrophe.
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* 29th out of 178? That's not good enough.