Self hatred in the West ... Dalai Lama quote

This is something i read about, and it opened my eyes to some insight.
The Dalai Lama was at a conference with East/West dialogue… a Western teacher remarked how many Westerners hate themselves… The Dalai Lama appeared confused. It took ten minutes for his translator to adequately explain what was meant by this, and once he understood, he appeared shocked, and said (my paraphrase) “But all beings are precious!”