Whether junzi or samurai or knights in shining armor, it was this learning, this moral code that separated the men from the boys, the leaders from the followers.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say some nationalities really are particularly good at certain things. The Germans and Austrians have historically been really good at classical music. The Italians are known for their fine arts and design. We as any nationality should embrace our positive stereotypes rather than be offended by them.