We have loads of problems in this beautiful country of ours, Italy, where I have been for over 40 years, yes!!!
DIFFERENT is often looked at poorly. Tradition is more reassuring, things and people who are different are not always looked at as positive or as a good thing.
I dreamed up this silly photoshoped llama, to get people's attention for this message so here goes....
In Italian it says to appreciate those who are different, because if you laugh and don't like who is different it is offensive. Easy!! Also it says to invite a llama to dinner, which I think might be a good start in showing that you are open to new things, and new people and animals too!!