Do you believe that your country is the best?

@fuddhu (28)
January 27, 2017 1:59pm CST
i am a newbie to mylot and so i decided to acquaint myself to the discussions and comments going around here.And then when i read some of them,this question popped in my head. Do you believe that your country is the best in the world and argue with anyone who daresay otherwise or do you willingly accept the flaws of your country ? Do you love your countrymen or share a larger love for mankind as a whole. as for me, i had this hypernationalist attitude and then i happened to read a comment by an author saying that she pities those who are limited in their love for this world by man made borders. this changed my outlook to a great extent.i still love my country but i also try not to turn a blind eye to its flaws. i believe nothing is perfect ,not even countries.
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8 responses
27 Jan
I think "the best" it's a pretty relative concept.
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@fuddhu (28)
27 Jan
But lately i have come across many who believe that accepting the flaws of you country is synonymous to being a traitor.
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27 Jan
@fuddhu I don't agree with that, but ok.
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@MALUSE (33787)
• Denmark
27 Jan
@fuddhu Don't listen to such stupid talk! Each country has flaws. If nobody points them out and does something against them, they'll stay forever.
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@MALUSE (33787)
• Denmark
27 Jan
Excessive patriotism is an alien concept for me. Germany once had a president who - when asked if he loved his country - answered, "I don't love my country. I love my wife."
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@fuddhu (28)
27 Jan
But i really feel sad admitting that recently hypernationalism is on the rise in my country . i would certainly like to believe that this too shall pass.
@Meramar (2088)
27 Jan
Maybe there is a perfect country on the world, but I haven't found it yet. For me, any country has got something special and something positive, also maybe something wrong. I try to stay open minded and to learn from other countries and their people. So I like to find all the positive points in each country, it's culture and their people.
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@fuddhu (28)
27 Jan
maybe that land is called utopia!
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@Meramar (2088)
27 Jan
@fuddhu Exactly! Utopia only exists in our mind and is a nice idea. As far as I know, nobody has found it yet.
@fuddhu (28)
27 Jan
@Meramar let it remain in our minds , bcoz who knows the moment we really find it we may realise that its also not perfect ,like in the movie zootopia!
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@Daljinder (19998)
• India
27 Jan
Look I love my country and am proud of it but I am not blind to its flaws. I accept the flaws whenever someone mention it, if relevant and correct it, when it is not. Personally, I see a lot of scope of improvement for my country. So, I can't say that my country is the best when it is not. It has pretty unique qualities which are commendable but still its not perfect. Besides I am more for humanity as a whole! Country, religion comes later in my list!
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@fuddhu (28)
27 Jan
i think, maybe the people are so much frustrated with their situations ,that they want to believe in something extraordinary and perfect ,thus turning everything (be it a person or a country or a religion )into shades of black and white .They dont understand the concept of" shades of grey".
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@Daljinder (19998)
• India
27 Jan
@fuddhu They are not open to change and believe whatever they are told. For example: Take the "Gurus" and "Saints". They have so much following and people have blind faith in them even though they are accused with such heinous crimes and take money from general public.
@LadyDuck (126909)
• Switzerland
28 Jan
There is NOT a perfect country. I do not live in my country, I moved to Switzerland years ago and I like to live here.
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28 Jan
Its really the country or who the president is. As long as you are striving for your family's future and doing eveeything you can and raising your kids well. Whereever you are life is a bliss
@fuddhu (28)
28 Jan
suppose u are living in a country where the crime rate is very high and you have to think twice before going out .u have many restrictions imposed on your movement,in the way you dress up ,in the way you eat , then wont that affect your life!
@PatZAnthony (11946)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
27 Jan
It would be really rude to claim one country is the best and the others lag behind, wouldn't it?
@fuddhu (28)
27 Jan
yes but hasn't that been the norm since ages ,else nations with their indigenous cultures wouldn't have been made colonies(read slave nations) by other powerful nations and made to follow the conqueror nation's culture!
@JudyEv (104032)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jan
I love Australia and most things about it but it would be a bit silly to think it is perfect. All countries have problems but I do believe Australians are very lucky.