Are You A Patriot?

@Archie0 (4676)
March 6, 2009 2:47am CST
Do you love your own country?? I love my country INDIA. i have a great faith dedication, love, respect towards my country. i want to strive for my country. to keep its cultures, traditions, dedications alive and ever green. i dont want to kill my cultures and life exploiting myself to any other cultures, because i believe the cultures which my ancestors gave me and i am proud of it today. Even today i dont and mostly wont appreciate the thought of settling abroad for the betterment of my personal life just because of some people think that my country cant give them anything. i will never leave my country ever just for my betterment. do you love your country? Would you leave your country only because your country cannot give you a better lifestyle?? how can you say you are patriotic then?
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@silvercoin (2102)
• Lithuania
6 Mar 09
I love your question and you know why?Because I wanted someone to ask me this question.I'm not a patriot of my country and I could never figure out why.If I was a patriot of India, I would fight for it's beautiful landscape,historical monuments,poetry and love songs.If I was a French patriot,I would fight for the old and beautiful Paris,but I wasn't born there.When I look around walking the dull city,I see nothing I could admire, love, protect or fight for.Or even die for.
@Archie0 (4676)
6 Mar 09
Hi dear it is not that if we fight for , die for, bleed for or simply save somethings we become a true pariot of our country. if you even can help people who are truly in need of your help, if you can show a little love for those needy, if you can do some good deeds and hide them with you.. you can truly prove you are a true patriot. a patriot is a person who loves his country, and even without proving his love in such things he can simply be a true man just by shedding one tear and standing tall for those who laid their lives for us...
@mysdianait (64019)
• Italy
6 Mar 09
Hi Archie! I always have a problem answering a question like this. I was born in UK and was brought up there. I then moved to Italy when I was 22. I have lived in Italy ever since. The first few years I was here I felt English but now after living here in Italy for so long I'm not sure anymore. I don't recognise England as I knew it when I go back there each year. This is a big dilemma for me and it is made even worse by the fact that I have a son born and raised and living here in Italy too. He is aware of UK but has nothing except half his blood which would make him half English. For the moment I am unable to answer your question
@Archie0 (4676)
6 Mar 09
i can clearly understand your confusion dear. but its not necessary where you born where are you living. if you are perfect with your cultures and gve better educatio to your son and when your son performs his duties being a son of a responsible father, or even not but if you ar happy seeing his success that may make you a proud father and thats not less than being a proud patriot
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
6 Mar 09
Since you have lived a long life in Italy by now you must have transformed into an Italian citizen and hence you love Italy more than England.
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@mysdianait (64019)
• Italy
6 Mar 09
Uhm Archie, I am a proud mother (why do so many people think I am a man ) Indeed I am probably more Italian now than English but it is not easy to admit it. krajibg if you consider I have paid more taxes here then that makes even more of a reason why I should feel more Italian too
@emilie2300 (1892)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I love my country United States of America God Bless. I am Patriotic On holidays My family will dress in the red whit & blue
@Archie0 (4676)
6 Mar 09
Wow this also shows how much love you have got for your country, am happy for this :) keep up this spirit
• United States
7 Mar 09
Thank you and yes My parents do also.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
6 Mar 09
Yes, I am a patriot. I love my country INDIA! I have lots of faith in India and believe that Indians can do a lot and India will become super power one day. I might leave my country for sometime if I get better job and lifestyle...but that is only temporary, I will get back to my proud contry atleast when I am old to enjoy the nice breeze of India. Jai Hind!
@Archie0 (4676)
6 Mar 09
lifestyle?? you mean our country doesnt have a good lifestyle? comeon dear dont say that you shoudl know one fact that even in this recession period its only india that is offering among 60 percent of job facility and every 9th person out of 10 is being promoted, at this stage where else anyone can strive better than india...its those people who were staying far away from their motherland are now returning back to india only because of job cuts. we are much more powerfull.. among the top 5 millionaires we habe atleast three of our people who are indians
@daliaj (5689)
• India
9 Mar 09
Yes, you are right. Indian is in a far better shape in this recession compared to many other countries.
• India
6 Mar 09
Hi archie i too love my INDIA,WE indians are proud of our selves to be an indian.though many countries are ahead of us in many ways but in patriotism we are at no 1.
@Archie0 (4676)
8 Mar 09
who told you dear all countries are futher than us?? you are wrong. we are further yu know in this recession period only indians are hired jobs at 60 percent and every 9th person out of 10 is promoted the cultures and traditions we indians have got no other country has got it i can bet on it and say...we are way far wlking futher than them.. i can even prove
@SHAMRACK (8350)
• India
6 Mar 09
Dear friend, I too from India and I do had seen both positive and negative aspects going on my country. At times my patriotism comes up but due to limitation in many I had to put it my own calmness. Here in my country I could see corruptions, terrorism, illegal activities so on that hurts my patriotism a lot but I do hope as a good citizens I do my best to be faithful to my country and also wished everyone be faithful and be loyal to their country.
@Archie0 (4676)
8 Mar 09
dont worry dear you just go on doing your terma for good deeds rest things will be fine :)
• India
6 Mar 09
Yes dear even i LOVE MY INDIA. I think for us at this stage the wold is set for us we have accepted everyone and even though we haven`t forget our own culture and traditions but the one thing which i don`t like that is we all say we love our country but for just sake of saying it and the most annoying for me is that we don`t keep our country clean, we do keep our homes clean right so even our country is our home so we should keep it neat and clean.....
@Archie0 (4676)
6 Mar 09
Well we definetly cannot change others behaviour towards this but you and me whenever we are out and we throw our papers in the bins we are doing our jobs and one day looking at us everyone wil surely do, lest perform our own parst rest will be completed soon
• India
6 Mar 09
Yes, I love my country India. I do respect its rich cultural heritage and its traditions. And I would not be thrilled to jump into the line of fire for my country. I also want to keep our cultures and traditions alive until they have some good justifications to me, I don't want to follow our cultures blindly just because we have inherited them from our ancestors. And I am happy with the lifestyle that my country provided me and I won't prefer to leave my country just hopping for some chance of betterment. But do I believe that if someone really wants to serve his country he can do it after being in another country also.
@Archie0 (4676)
6 Mar 09
Yes i totally agree with you this we can ofcourse do b staying in other country also even anyone should not miss this golden chance of serving our country's cultures in other countries too. but we should not mould ourselves in their lifestyle.. thank you for sharing your views
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
6 Mar 09
Yes! I am a patriot! I am proud to be one, You see, I am a Pakistani and I live in the country Pakistan. Our countries almost have the same cultures and I think what is mainly different is only the religions :) It's a great thing to have a country who's people have the same perspective, and I think that all the citizens of each and every country strive to keep thier's the best it can be! I love everything about my country, I love the Arabian Sea, the Second most largest fountain in the world and the River Indus and it's tributaries.
@Archie0 (4676)
6 Mar 09
yes dear we are all proud to be a part of our own dedicated countries and we should do a good work always so that we can be proved right even if we are said to be wrong...take care :)
@jasim860 (21)
• India
6 Mar 09
Ya, I love my country "INDIA". I am very proud to announce in any country "I am an Indiam". India have a good history and culture. That cant express in here. Indians are my brothers and sisters. Because of our combination of all religion.
@Archie0 (4676)
6 Mar 09
yes india and the old ancestors have left us the fragrance of the deep culture within us, which we should not ever try to forget
• Romania
26 Mar 09
Well, is normal to keep alive and not to kill. No matter, traditions or anything else. So, do not question the normal things you are doing right now. This is not only patriotic ... no no, this is respect for people and life. People that strive to keep alive will do that anywhere, anytime, are positive and act not like patriots only, but like humans generally. On the other side, regarding other cultures, who says that understanding them would kill your own? No way, will improve your own. You do not have to choose one instead of another. And, by the way, is that possible? I would not put the problem this way. I wanna consider Earth my big country. I think all cultures have something in common and we can build without destroying. Once again, people never really leave their country, or mother, or family. They take it with them. If you feel like your country needs you there, then stay and do as you feel. But you can help your country from abroad too - if this word is still in use, I will use it, hoping that someday we will forget the meaning of abroad. Sure, we do not have to live in the future, and sure, the danger of people destroying identity or culture is real. Things like that happen, may happen with you in the inside as well, may come from your country as well. And yes, you should fight against them with all your energy, we all should, is a matter of fighting against evil.
@ivan2000bd (1011)
• Sweden
12 Mar 09
yes i think i am
• India
12 Mar 09
I also love my country much more than anything. I will sacrifice anything for my country. It's my ambition to life for my country. Whatever be my profession I will do my best to my Motherland. I feel so proud of my country's culture, heritage, unity,.... and my people's love, caring nature, talents, will power, humility,.... A recent incident made me feel so proud. I saw the Oscar celebration in TV. Even Hollywood actors who are so often awarded with Oscar were seem to be so much excited and proud. They expressed their excitation in many ways. But the "Indian" Oscar winner A. R. Rahman was so humble that he expressed his happiness with just a smile! It was amazing! I love INDIA! JAI HIND!
@rashmie (948)
• United Arab Emirates
12 Mar 09
Patriotism is something that can not be said in words. It demands action at appropriate time. You know who wrote Sare Jahan Se Achcha.... it was the great Iqbal. Now can you say him to be a patriotic. No, he was communal and the first to openly demanded a separate state for Muslims in 1930. Yeah, I am a patriot and I love my country, let us see how will I perform against my expectation when a situation arises.
• Philippines
9 Mar 09
I would leave my country if better opportunities are available abroad, but I wouldn't want to be a permanent citizen of another country and I would come back if I wanted to settle down and have a family. Sometimes, to make your dreams come true you have to reach out and explore the world. By the way my sister's working in India and she thinks it's a lovely place :) PS: thanks for correcting me on the concept of karma in another discussion :)
• Pakistan
9 Mar 09
I love my country very much. I call Pakistani due to my country. It is my recognition. It means that I am a patriot. Pakistan is my home land and I love it like my home and I think there is no place like home. Many people living in Pakistan say that what the country has given to them. I would like to say that we should think that what has we given to our country. I will never like to live my country this is my birth place and I would like to also die and buried here in my country.
@mpsingh08 (102)
• India
8 Mar 09
Yes.... I love my country "INDIA" I am very proud to announce in any country that I am an INDIAN. INDIA have a good history, culture or civilisation and only indians are respected our elders and ready to help for everyone in any circumstances. But sometimes I also feel that now we are loosing our culture or civilisation due to western because mostly people has adopting it and ignore our culture or civilisation which is not a good sign for our country. We shoudn't forget that we are known by our HISTORY, CULTURE OR CIVILISATION in all the countries. These are very expensive for us so we should know the value of our HISTORY AND CULTURE
@jambi462 (4601)
• United States
7 Mar 09
No I'm beginning to hate my country more and more actually. The United States is so superficial and it just seems like no one here understands that we are all human beings on a planet. That we are equal because we are the same. I don't understand how our politicians here came up with their political views and I don't understand how our country ever got to be the way it is right now. I wish I could talk to our president right now and other important figures of our country and just tell them that this is not the way life is. We are all just on a rock in space.
@getnbuy (1315)
• United States
7 Mar 09
I love my country, the good old USA. I was taught by my parents to love and respect my country. I fear that fewer and fewer are being taught this, though. I fear that the love of country is faltering in all the new and freedom restricting regimes that government is trying to place upon us. We are a very independant people. We may have to stand up more for our rights before very much longer. I believe every country needs to offer its people the freedom that all men deserve. I pray that all countries, including India, will be able to provide individual rights for every man . This is what America has stood for since its inception, and I hope it will continue to do so.
@cripfemme (7722)
• United States
7 Mar 09
I'm a very proud American. I don't always agree with what my government does. I think "dissent is patriotic" and my best to correct my wayward government. I vote in any election, in the little, local ones. I've never missed an election in my life. Proud to say.