When you walk about in (I think you are English Steve, right?) England you don't try to cobble together theories about the people around you, they are just people. You don't walk through the high street and say, "these old English people... these young English kids...
Yes I'm English and yes I do actually. I'm by no means ordinary! I have a long running interest in what represents reality to people. I'm a closet philosopher. Taiwan, UK, USA, wherever, I like to observe, and the more details I can get, all the better to be honest. I will interact in all settings where it is possible and Taiwan opens up a whole universe of experience for me so yes I interact here and anywhere I might be able to visit. I can observe so much and remember huge amours of data from a day (can keep me awake at night pondering it). In this matter there are no cultural boundaries, just human nature but, I never said there was, that is another assumption and not mine really.
The poker face thread came about from some pictures I posted in another thread, which went off on a tangent about facial expression (which I like to record as much as I can). Some other posters and I suggested we make the tangent conversation into a new thread, as it could be an interesting topic (as it is to me). Now we are talking about a thread, that is about a thread, that is about a thread - inception moment
I would like to point out I'm not some young dude, who is lost in life and pondering stupid questions (or stoned). I'm interested in the fabric of life, it affects a lot of my drawings and I also work as a graphic designer, so how people react to visual stimulus is important to the work I produce. I still very much like what you post. I really can't be bothered with arguments and would rather have fun and take the piss TBH. I'm far happier posting silly pictures than talking about this, but as it really does interest me I thought it might be cool to discuss - which I believe it is and all the comments are welcome.