May 9, 2012 5:03pm CST
Patriotism is commonly defined as love for one's country. However, this definition may seem very loose since based on it, anyone can say that he or she is a patriot. Being patriotic means more than just saying that you love your country. Being patriotic requires concern and sacrifices as well. Do you love your country? How much do you love your country and what are you willing to do for it?
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• Bhubaneswar, India
10 May 12
Hi edisonbanglos I differ. To me, my family and me is the top priority. As I do believe "Country is only when I am alive and have the faith that my family is safer and can do without me". But that doesnt mean I am a traitor. I do my roles - pay taxes on time, abide by the rules and regulations they lay down and also am willing to work for the development of my country. The definition of patriotism is not just love for one's country. It encompasses a lot many things too. And yes, I do not believe in doing sacrifices for the sake of mere patriotism as this segment has always been misused by many organizations and groups of people (like the terror outfits).
• Bhubaneswar, India
12 May 12
Thanks dear for the appreciation of my thought on Patriotism. My thoughts have changed over the period of time due to my being ill and unemplyed since my illness in 2008. But still, I wasnt born to be a soldier who fought on the war front... and definitely I do keep doing things within my capacity which I think helps people become better thus fulfiling my patriotism in my way
10 May 12
I am an Indian,and I love my country.My heart cries out when I see my leaders manipulating for garnering votes,win elections and start making money instead of thinking a bit for a common man who is dragging his family in poverty.I want to do something for my beloved country,but am confused as to what to do.I think if I give up all my bad habits and do all my duties honestly,I would be serving my country.
13 May 12
In fact,India is still the richest country of the world if you take into account the resources that we have.What we lack is an inspiring leadership.Unfortunately we have dwarfs as our leaders.Scamsters......I am trying my best to contribute towards the development of our country.
9 May 12
Patriotism can only appear if the country deserves your love.Mine for example(romania) is probably one of the most corrupt countries,you may say you can be patriotic for the history the country has,that may be.But for the way it is right now my love for the country is zero
14 May 12
@facepalmtalker. Nice point. i actually feel this way. I love my country yes, but I don't tihnk that it is a reason to ignore issues that are true but unpopular issues. Of course, no country, people or government is perfect but sometimes they is already the opportunity and everybody misses it. And amny people can't take constructive criticism, saying that some people can't see good while others can't see the bad.
11 May 12
You will never hear me say I am a patriot, also I don't love my country that much or am willing to do anything for it or die for it. I am just born here and as much discriminated as most foreigners living over here. I don't feel any connection with dutch people and can live everywhere.