I'm not sure you can call it that.
It may be different in other third world countries but in Asia there is a kind of fatalistic mentality.
It goes along with the Asian religions which teach reincarnation and karma and the like.
They think that nothing can happen unless it's meant to happen, and that nothing can prevent something from happening if it is meant to happen. Basically you cannot affect what is going to happen, and it is useless and even sinful to even try.
This idea manifests itself in all kinds of ways.
Especially in the poor countries.
For example, every year tens of thousands of children are seriously burned when woks full of boiling oil get tipped over on them. Such woks are often in easy reach of a toddlers hands. It would be easy to securise and make things safer, but it never happens.