From a place of sincere curiosity I ask the following:
I'm from North America and to the west of me is Asia. I keep hearing about how these Westerners struggle with Buddhist concepts, don't like to sit down, are too busy to pay attention, too egocentric, etc.. but to me it seems like they are the same as me, same faults, same difficulties, etc.. I kinda feel bad they're picked on so much and find it hard to blame them for struggling if that's how they are viewed. I think I would struggle more if I felt viewed in such a way too. Maybe I misunderstand?
What am I missing about Westerners that everyone else seems to understand? Are there actually differences?