Most Helpful Guy
People and populations are stupid. Individuals are smart.
Some people give Australians a bad rep thanks to exporting some awefully vapid tv ("home and away" for instance) and the heavy rural accents (heavy accents tending to develope in areas of reduced outside influence, thus areas prone to a lack of knowledge and customs which appear backwards to outsiders). But it certainly seems less deserved than the American stereotype of self agrandising idiocy, or the British stereotype of jingoism (though I think most cases of that are just people playing up to it for laughs).
Every Aussie I've spoken too on a one to one basis has been a moderatly intelligent individual, or at least self aware enough to want to learn. I interact with a lot of tourists working at a museum. We get a lot of aussies in and they genuinely want to learn... where a lot of other tourists (particularly Americans and Londoners) will come in so convinced that they understand everything there is to know about history that they will try and correct people with YEARS of academic study of the specific topic under their belt.0
Most Helpful Girl
some are and some aren't0