This. Absolutely this.It's sensible to be cautious, in practical matters, but really most of the world out there, is pretty friendly to the touring cyclist, on the whole.. I've encountered great kindnesses.
But I think a lot of that is to do with how you meet the world out there.
Friendliness, curiosity, and generosity of spirit is more often than not reciprocated.
As is the obverse..
Frame of mind is the most significant "frame".