An interesting story I heard many years ago:
A couple moved to a new town. They were wondering how their new neighbors would accept them. So, they asked an old man:
"Are the people in this town nice and friendly, or are they mean?"
The old man asked, "How were the people in the town you came from?"
"Oh, they were very nice! That is why we are concerned..."
"Not to worry," said the old man. "The people in this town are very nice, too."
A couple months later, another new couple moved to town. They, too, asked the old man the same question.
"How were the people in the town you came from?" asked the old man.
"Oh, they were very nasty! That is why we moved away."
"Sorry to disappoint you," said the old man. "But you will find the people of this town equally as nasty."