Why do you love your country?
Posted Mon Jul 18, 2011 08:27 PM
why i love it cause simply its the best lol, just love the atmosphere the people the sights lol
Posted Mon Jul 18, 2011 08:31 PM
Posted Thu Jul 21, 2011 02:18 PM
And yes, I think it's a wonderful country, but I have no illusions about it being the "best" this or the "best" that. Most countries on earth have plenty of good things about them, and at the same time the USA has lots of bad things about it.
But it's my home. This is where my people have lived for countless generations. My ancestors were roaming the plains when Columbus arrived. My great-great-great-great grandmother led Lewis and Clark across the Bitterroot Mountains. My great-great-grandfather hunted buffalo with a bow and arrow.
It's my home, and it's where I will live my life.
Posted Thu Jul 21, 2011 02:53 PM
Posted Thu Jul 21, 2011 03:40 PM
Posted Thu Jul 21, 2011 06:27 PM
(no offense to any french members, i love your toast! <-- kidding about that too)
Posted Thu Jul 21, 2011 06:39 PM
Saying why you like/admire/love other countries apart from yours is a whole different predicament... At least there's a little bit of an outsider perspective to it. The problem with most people is that they have never had the benefit of living in other countries, so whatever reasons they come up for "loving" their country can be pure figments of their imaginations. Then, what do you do with ubiquituous patriotism... The kind of patriotism that doesn't allow you to see any wrong with your own country.
At least I know very few Canadians would venture into saying their country is the best... Some might think it, but they would not say it because such is the Canadian way. I'm a particular kind of Canadian because, first, I wasn't born in Canada, and second, I didn't want to live here. I felt miserable during the first years I spent in Canada, and I only learned to love this country out of pure gratitude. That is my reason... I am grateful, so immensely grateful...
Posted Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:49 AM