Others were more..

Others were more opaque. Why, for example, do the English seem to enjoy feeling so persecuted? What is behind the English obsession with games? How did they acquire their odd attitudes to sex and food? Where did they get their extraordinary capacity for hypocrisy?
I sought answers to the questions through travelling, talking and reading. Several years later, I am a bit the wiser and have a different set of questions.
And now I have just noticed that I am writing of the English as 'they', when I have always thought myself one of them. They remain
elusive to the last.