In your opinion, does patriotism require the belief that one’s country is the greatest on earth?
I know people who live in a lot of other countries and they love their country. Not only do they know their country isn’t the biggest, greatest, richest, or most powerful, they love it because it’s home.
Why is patriotism considered by some to be the highest of virtues? What is so important about love of country? Shouldn’t we be more concerned about humankind, or the planet as a whole, rather than a single country?
I never understood it, frankly. The only country other than the U.S. that tends to get wildly patriotic is Great Britain. Maybe that’s our “inheritance.” I understand loving your country. But proud? Why should you be proud because your mother happened to get pregnant and gave birth in this particular country. If you’d be born somewhere else, you wouldn’t love your country because your mother was in the wrong place? Huh?
Of course we should care for humankind more than “things” and power and money, but we aren’t. There’s something terribly wrong with us, and it seems to be getting worse.
Too weird for me.
What is the relationship between decisions and consequences?
There ought to be a direct relationship but apparently, I’m just living in another universe.
What is social justice?
What’s one body part you wouldn’t mind losing? (told you. Silly).
It turns out I’m doing pretty well without boobs and two heart valves. And a few teeth. I would rather not lose anything else. I think I’m already on thin ice.