I had a meeting with a German Lehrerin and she asked me why I want to learn German, I wanted to say that "I like the German way of life, how focused they are, they care for work and how ethic they are today and helping others". Obviously I had no idea how to say it and the above sentence came out of my mouth and she said "Wirklich?".
It felt a bit awkward I must to say, so I have two questions.
Is my response rascist in German point of view? In my country to say you love your culture and your people isn't rascist at all... different culture I guess. I didn't mean to offend her.
How to fix it and say "I love German working ethics and how they treat other people today."