There is so much not to like about us, it is a wonder to us why anyone wants to be our friend.
But I guess if they know what we really are, they are true friends indeed.
But by necessity we have made a virtue of getting along with even those who don't like us. And we have found this surprisingly easy and productive.
And afterwards we kick back on our large, flat, dry Continent and have the hide to claim half of another, even flatter and drier.