for what reason you are proud of your coutry?

@ksmita (481)
India
March 1, 2010 10:39am CST
hi. many people say, iam proud to be an "INDIAN", and then next moment they will start complaining- politics sucks, politians are corrupt, infrastructure fails, employment policies is no beneficial, security has no guarantee, education institutions are minting money, sports has no future, new generation lost, social-economical-financial situation are on the rocks !!! i don't know for what reason, people feel proud? definetly every coutry's history, culture has importance, so do we have to be proud on our past or feel proud when sachin scores century or any sportsperson get gold medal for that matter. when you say you are proud of your country, exactly for what reason you that?
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@benny128 (3622)
1 Mar 10
I am very proud that I am english, and the reason is nothing to do with the country politics infra-structure etc etc the reason I am proud to be english and would never want to be any other nationality is because this is home the uk is where I was born and bred. I would die for england if I had too, this is my country and I am proud to be english.
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@ksmita (481)
• India
1 Mar 10
hi. thanks for responding. what are the positives of your country .just wanted to know more about other coutries.
@benny128 (3622)
1 Mar 10
well we are a very historic and ancient country, we have castles and stately homes, beautiful scenery like the lake district north york moors etc etc highlands of scotland. We have canals, free health care at source, I could carry on but I won't bore you england and the uk in general is a wonderful place to live.
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@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
4 Mar 10
There is one reason you could be proud of this country. Here even a poor person can live, whereas in some of the advanced countries, by that I mean materially advanced countries, one need to have some minimum money to be treated as a human being. That is enough reason. Complaining is because may be at least the future generations might take heed and change their ways. With all the delays and inefficiencies there is Rule of Law in this country. Idian endurance of inefficiency is proverbial.
• India
2 Mar 10
its all abt.....me too....there a lot of things....m proud to be like our culture...our dance...a our beautiful places
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@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
2 Mar 10
Smita... I am an Indian too. And we have many reasons for being proud of our country. First of all, we must be proud of our ancient culture. Our mannerisms, our unity in diversity, our people... There are so many things... Unfortunately, these good things get shadowed by the bad ones and then the blame-game starts... We are the largest working democracy in the world. The democracy has its good points and bad points... Your post here would make a foreigner believe that our country is simply sinking and we've no future... I am sure that isn't true... We're making progress. Just because a few of our people are acting stupid, it doesn't mean that we're sinking... We're rising and we'll rise higher!!! and we'll shine too... I am proud of being an Indian...
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@monkeylong (3147)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Mar 10
AS far as I am concerned, I am proud of my country ,because my country has a very long history. I think my country has makes a very big progress in the so develop society. I think my country will be richer and richer n the future. For me, I should try my best to work hard to make my country a more develop one.Have a nice day.
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• India
2 Mar 10
That is that every people at here is interested most In making money Via politics.Now a days here there is a lot of scope is for politics I am proud to say I am an Indian Because I am bone as an Indian and I am mingled to the climate,Language etc.
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@Chad525 (349)
• Canada
2 Mar 10
I am beyond proud to be Canadian. First and foremost. I've done plenty of travelling, yet I still think my home province of British Columbia is the most beautiful place I have ever been. No doubt. Secondly, the people in Canada are incredibly polite. That alone is such a positive. I like being in a place where I feel comfortable and don't have to deal with so many grumpy people. Last, but most importantly...these recent 2010 Olympics in Vancouver brought the entire Nation together as one. Starting with the torch relay that started from one end of Canada and ended at the other was amazing to say the least, but to see the amount of Patrionism on the streets in Vancouver during the Olympics was incredible. So many people gathering to celebrate their Nation. Streets were packed to the point where you could hardly move. It was just beautiful. I am very proud to be Canadian!
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@sree1412 (208)
• India
2 Mar 10
Hi ksmita i dont have any specific reason to be proud to be an indian i am indian thats enough for me to make me proud.I know that peple complain that this is not gooe that is not good but still they carry on with there lives but when in difficult the way indians help each other is one thing that makes me really proud to be an indian.The freedom which we got was not that easy some of our great really leaderd had fought real hard and its there sacrifice because of which we got the freedom but its sad that some of the politicians are tarnishing the image of india but i am sure that one day we too will be one of the super powers on the world.
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• Philippines
2 Mar 10
i dont know if im proud of my country when it comes to economy. but then im still proud of my country coz this is where me and my family live and my ancestors home. i am proud with our values as filipino value love and respect and we are family oriented person. we love our parents and oldies. if they got old we took care of them unlike the other country i guess the put their old parents or grandparents to the home for the aged center(i dont know what it called there) or if they got sick they just let someone to look after them or leave them at the hospital and they will just got to see them once they are ready to go home. but in my country we are the one who personally take care of them, or any of their children. we showed love as even if we re not the rich country or even if we dont have a lot of money since salary here is too small but the love we give is more than that. thats why they still want to stay here no matter how difficult life is.
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• Singapore
2 Mar 10
the place you was born where you had family ,a lot of things to remember ,i am proud of my country a Vietnamese .even i have lived in oversea for long time but with a magnanimous victory in every war with a GREAT president that make me feel proud of what i am ,who i am .
@dhonitea (157)
• Indonesia
1 Mar 10
Every body should be proudly for each nation. I am as Melalu very proud borned here, i can see the other people by different nation, skin color, different language, hair color but all of the people, i am trusted have unique characteristic.
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
1 Mar 10
here in Canada we are very proud of the winter olympics that we just finished. we won the most gold medals ever. no other country has the number of gold medals that we have. canada is an awesome place to visit and even a better place to live.
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@towongfoo27 (2989)
• United States
1 Mar 10
I have mixed feeling about my country for many reasons, but one reason I can say I am proud of the United States is because it is a place where children have many opportunities to grow and learn. Even if a child's parents cannot afford things their child needs, there are still many programs to help children. For example, my mom runs a licensed daycare where the parents pay for babysitting services. however, there is a program run by the state that allows parents to still get child care services, even if their parent's cannot afford to pay 100%. Programs like Head Start, and the Food Program allow children to get the care they need, when they need it the most.
@Bogdan22 (400)
• Romania
1 Mar 10
I am from Romania and I must admit that we are struggling to left behind our bad historical heritage. Hopefully us and the generations to come will lift our country where it belongs. Just takes a little longer than it should.
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@freeboy90 (458)
• Italy
1 Mar 10
It is normal to complain about your own country because problems are in each country. I am Italian and well if you ask me why I am proud of my country I can give you these explanations: we might have a big difference between north and south but we all become one when someone is in need. We have a huge culture, monuments, art, and so on. Our cuisine it's simply superb and healthy. We have cool weather and wonderful sunny beaches with beautiful blue sea. I'm proud of being Italian :)
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• India
1 Mar 10
Man essentially is a social animal and instinctively feels privileged to be part of the society he belongs to. My societal concept arises from my family, about which i am proud of, despite many things which could have been better. It extends to one's native/living town/village, state, country and doesn't necessarily stop there. Aren't we all proud of this beautiful planet, this Universe with all its beauty and terror combined? We feel proud to be part of the society we identify ourselves with. And the achievements of whom we consider as social co-mates, instill a sense of pride in us. When Mumbai withstood the terror attacks or when Sachin scores a record double hundred or when we compare our cultural history to some other countries which have not been so fortunate, or when countless other little or great things happen which raises the esteem of our country before the world, we feel a sense of pride. You can call it patriotism, but i feel it is more because of the society concept. When you consider the country as a set and each state as a subset, you tend to be proud of your state compared to other states on certain aspects. It ultimately peters down to pride about one's own family. In this world of bits and bites, our social consciousness naturally creates a sense of pride or atleast self-satisfaction to realise that we are part of this or that social networking site. Pride in ones society doesn't mean that the society is ideal- its always a question of relativity and i guess as an Indian, i do have the right to be proud of my country while at the same time my freedom of expression gives me the freedom to express my dissent to what i feel as injustice to the society or its subset/s. Regards.
@Gunbazca (44)
• Indonesia
1 Mar 10
National pride is being proud for the one country you chose to be proud of. Me, i'm still proud of being an Indonesian citizen, though our country is arguably a major crapsack (high corruption, high crime rate, bad road manners, poverty, and general bad reputation of Indonesians everywhere) compared to many better-off countries. I'm proud of my country because that's what it is. I'm proud of my country because it has sheltered an nurtured me and my family to the best of its ability, and for that alone i am willing to put my life on the line for it.
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@Hatley (164772)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Mar 10
hi ksmita I am an American in Ca. in the USA and I am proud of my country because even in bad times we do help other countries in need because of catastrophes and because we rise above the bad times over and over to come out on top. we are free and for that I am particularly proud to ba an American.
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