Coming in to dock, those on nearby boats almost always head out to help grab your lines and be of assistance. A small part of this is self-interest. They want to make sure you don’t run into their boats. But mostly,
it is part of a culture that knows how a sudden gust of wind, miscalculation or poorly thrown line can turn a seamless docking into a panic situation. We’ve all been there and have all appreciated the help provided by others. There’s a brotherhood based on shared experiences.
The fewer experiences that are shared by citizens of a country, the more we view each other as competitors rather than brothers. How do countries solve that problem without resorting to a socialist view that forces people into whatever the government chooses for them rather than using their own free will?