Absolutely resonates with this. I am from the South East Asia, my great grandfathers originated from China.
During my 3 years in Germany, I saw my own enmeshment patterns in contrast with their individuality. It was liberating. But at the same time, the loneliness I felt was intense. The connection in neighbourhood, or on a bus, a train, on the streets, etc, is so thin. It is basically every man living for their own, there is not much empathy, not much reaching out energy.
I saw the light and darkness of my own culture, and the light and darkness of the Western (or rather conservative European) culture. The waves of experiencing loving the freedom but hating the coldness were very enlightening. They all calmed down now, I decided to travel back home to my understand my roots.
I love how I open my eyes to this contrast mankind is having, it feeds my love for all of us on Mother Earth so much more