Love it! Couldn’t agree more. Too often, our country seems to be evaluated on a scale where laxness/badness outweighs excellency! No matter how great, abundant and relevant the latter is, the former side comes out as an inevitable heavy burden. You’re right: it’s a bit on us Italians if we have not yet overthrown such faulty assessment. We should be more vocal about it; we should be more active in shaping a better NOW (and future) for ourselves.
So, great job in setting us straight and inspiring us!