Very Dutch. Always striving for validation. Never accepting their place in the world. The mentality of a country, whose talent can never quite make up for its small size. Very impressive people, the Dutch, but infected with a self-importance born of doubt, I think. But ultimately, a self-importance justified by individual merit. I remember the homeless gentleman who lived outside my building in the Netherlands spoke nearly unaccented English, one of 4 languages in which he was fluent, and had a robust knowledge of current events. I always thought he was a good metaphor for the Dutch as a people.