One of the big differences between life in Australia and in America is the amount of fear.
Americans walk around with much more fear about crime, litigation, loss of a job, and loss of health insurance. Australians don’t worry much about these things. Australians have a bigger and more generous social safety net, much more of a sense of community, a higher quality of life, socialized medicine, and relatively few lawsuits.
Many of the things Americans worry about don’t register for Aussies.