a sense of nationalism

Philippines
April 14, 2013 8:38am CST
It is my personal belief that before we wish to know other cultures and places in different countries, it is much better that we should first explore our own country of origin. Everyone of us wish to travel abroad to see and learn different people and cultures. However, we should make it a point that we are familiar with our own so we are always ready to answer a question about our roots. Each country has something to be proud of...be it in the character of its people, its natural resources and its customs and traditions. I know that i am not a master when it comes to knowing my country from top to bottom but i still want to be familiar with it. How about you my dear myLotters...are you certain that you are ready to promote your own country before anything else?
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8 responses
@leateagee (3667)
• China
14 Apr 13
. I gave you a positive rating. This is a very nice discussion you've started. YES I am ready to promote my country "The Philippines". In my past discussions I've tried to promote its tourism to attract tourists and help boost the economy. The country's tourism has been up and helping the economy better. I am not a master either but I try to always promote it and proud where I came from.
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
Thank you very much for that. That is a very good start in promoting our own place of origin. I do the same thing. Have a nice day.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
27 Apr 13
. If all Filipinos will just work together we will surely move forward in no time. And we'll rise as fast as we could imagine. Set aside differences and work on a common goal.
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@Beatburn (3904)
• Philippines
5 Oct 15
@leateagee There are many of us willing to work hard and serve the country. Justice has to be served though for those who've committed crimes against it. Trust is needed.
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• Philippines
16 Apr 13
I don't even know what it means to be nationalistic anymore and at what sense? when most of our people likes foreign stuff and even foreign people as their spouses. but most filipinos do their best to define themselves base on their careers and professions. it's actually complicated which do we belong to exactly. at a times, i think we mostly experience our own identity crisis
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• Philippines
17 Apr 13
"Identity crisis," that is a big word! But it is really true. I do not know whether it is because of the influences that we had from history that most of us suffer from this. Anyway, I still believe that in our hearts we will always be what we believe we are. Thanks for your response.
@louievill (19690)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
i am with you there, I was born in Manila and grew up in metro Manila, but there seems to be more to be discovered in our country especially the different provinces where people, culture and way of life is so diverse, I had been trying to discover since the late 80's and early 90's, that's why i never developed liking to foreign trips ( pardon to those who do)
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• Philippines
16 Apr 13
There are a lot more in our country that I wish to explore but of course we need time and money for that. Anyway promoting our own country does not necessarily mean that we need to go places to have a hands on experience. We can also learn from people who have visited the place or who have more knowledge about it. We can also do some researching.
@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
Whenever I participate in forums, I see to it that I promote the good features of our country. The global community is always interested to learn about the Philippines since many have not set afoot in our shores. Unlike other Southeast countries like Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, our country still needs to be promoted to gain attention. However, the government must make improvement to encourage tourism. NAIA remains on the list as among the worst airports in the world which is certainly destroying our chances for more visitors.
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• Philippines
16 Apr 13
I do the same thing. That is only the sad part because when it comes to giving services to people, we are light years away from other Asian countries.
@Angelpink (4022)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
I am proud of my country and my tribe ! Although we are a developing country but i tell you what is beautiful in here is that we women are given equal rights with men , we are empowered ! We hold key position both in public and private offices this is what other countries don't have. This is what makes us very unique from other Asian country , we can exercise 100% our freedom of course along with are the responsibilities.
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• Philippines
8 Oct 15
That is good to hear from you. We should be proud of our own roots.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
16 Apr 13
Living in the United States, I really don't feel like I am qualified to say what is great about our country. However, I am able to say that I can tell people that are either visitors to the area that I live in or people that have never had the opportunity to travel here what is great about the state that I live in. I live in Lexington, KY which is the Horse Capital of the World. There are two main things that my state is known for the first is The Kentucky Derby and the second is Louisville Slugger bats (both of these are housed in Louisville, KY which is about an hour and fifteen minutes away from where we live).
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@sanjay91422 (2728)
• India
14 Apr 13
Hi, It is a very nice discussion, I have realized that I was more interested to know the other countries, but at the same time, it is important to know my own country first. I may need to represent my country when somebody ask me about it. I have knowledge of the culture and the history of the India to a few degree, and if someone needs to know about it, I am always ready to tell them about it. I love to know and explore the countries and the people around me. So I have to start with my own country first. Thank you for having such nice thoughts and then sharing them here.
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@rsa101 (15540)
• Quezon City, Philippines
15 Apr 13
Yeah I guess you are right about that. That is the reason why we Filipinos once we get out of the country we are easily influence by foreign culture is because we do not really appreciate and know our own culture that is why when a foreign culture is presented we easily adopt theirs as our own.
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
Yeah, and its sickening to see those Filipinos who seem to forget their roots because they felt they are already a different person. That is what colonial mentality is about.