Do They Value Consequential Strangers in Taiwan?

I always wondered how the notion of consequential strangers would translate in other countries.  To my surprise, a Taiwanese publisher was one of the first to buy the rights.  The cover (right) inspired this post.  But it also got me thinking: Americans are generally considered among the most friendly citizens of the world, more willing to talk to strangers than say, the French or the English.   And yet, despite cultural conventions, the concept seems to resonate with people outside the U. S.  as much as it does here.  My hunch is that it’s about connection, not culture. Continue Reading »