mbb386 at main.nc.us
Fri Aug 27 20:02:54 UTC 2021
On Fri, August 27, 2021 14:25, Dave Sill via extropy-chat wrote:
> Having pride in the accomplishments of one's country is OK, I suppose,
> though I think real pride would come more from having an active role in
> these accomplishments rather than a twist of fate.
> But expressing that pride...that's just arrogance.
Thanks, Dave. I've often wondered about this "proud to be an American"
thing. Pride needs to be earned, at least that's how I see it.
That said, I'm mostly *happy* to be an American, glad I was born here,
glad to live here. I grew up thinking America was a pretty cool country,
and though the last few decades have me wondering about that... I'd still
rather be here than somewhere else. :)
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