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Do most Americans have too much pride?

  1. marinealways24 profile image61
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    As a generalization, do Americans have too much pride in some things? Is it better to have pride or be humble? Can you be humble and still defend your country? What are the benefits of pride?

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Forget pride and overthrow people in power... dont them them control us!

      1. mistywild profile image60
        mistywildposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        there ya go!!

        1. mistywild profile image60
          mistywildposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          complete and total anarchy is the answer..... for, maybe, ants.

        2. shazwellyn profile image83
          shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          They have a nerve, dont they?  They have a great time on our money, swan around and employ psychologists to control us.  Enough is enough!  We aint as stupid as they think... the worst thing about manipulation is when we KNOW we are being manipulated!  Ignorance is bliss but we are all too intelligent to be manipulated, so there is no bliss .. just anger!

          1. marinealways24 profile image61
            marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol Did they really employ psychologists? I didn't hear about that. Do you have a link?

            1. Jerami profile image77
              Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                 AND  I AINT AS STUPID AS I THINK I AM EITHER  !!!

              1. Jerami profile image77
                Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Sorry if I sounded mad....   I promise i wasn't.

    2. Jerami profile image77
      Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

         I started reading all of the posts; .....      ?
      The answer is ........                 Pride is a good thing if it is the product of something well done.

      ..........................?????????????????????????????
          But pride in and off itself produces nothing worth keeping.  ...  Grand pa said it.

      1. marinealways24 profile image61
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sounds right to me.

  2. sooner than later profile image60
    sooner than laterposted 7 years ago

    do you ever get tired of yourself?

  3. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I am extremely proud to be an American citizen. Even so, I have great admiration for other nations and other cultures. Actually, I find them fascinating and enjoy learning about them. As far as history is concerned, the USA is "the new kid on the block."

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with all of that. I am talking about pride that some Americans are uneducated enough to likely believe that America is still number 1 on the food chain. I guarantee there are millions of Americans that still currently believe we are the richest country in the world.

      1. sooner than later profile image60
        sooner than laterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        so long as I have food on the table, a roof over my head and tiolette that flushes every time- I know I am more fortunate than 80% of the world.

        1. marinealways24 profile image61
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I didn't say there aren't things to be fortunate for.


          I am talking about when someone gets used to being number 1, they get relaxed with pride and arrogance forgetting how they became number 1 to begin with. Does this not make sense to you?

          1. sooner than later profile image60
            sooner than laterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            It does. What many won't agree on are the items that made us #1 nor the issues that take us away from #1.

            1. marinealways24 profile image61
              marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Well, anyone should be able to put together the puzzle that we were founded as a republic. That was for a good reason. We are no longer a republic.

              1. sooner than later profile image60
                sooner than laterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                you would think it would be that easy.

                1. marinealways24 profile image61
                  marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  It isn't because we are uneducated and misinformed by the media. Also the fact that we voted on character rather than politics.

      2. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
        Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Which we aren't... (deficit) Since we owe all that money to China I'd say they are the richest nation. There are more millionaire's per capita in the Arab nations.

  4. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Soviets too had a lot of pride LOL. Yes, Americans do, and I would think public education has something to do with it.

    1. Colebabie profile image61
      Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      (Generalization) But thats what this thread is about smile
      Not my kinda thing... peace out!

      1. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Love ya too smile

  5. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    People assume we are the "richest" because of the resources here. I think most Americans know about the ridiculous deficit. And a lot of people correspond "rich" with powerful and influential.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      How do most Americans know when most don't keep up with politics and the media continually lies that the economy is growing? The media has people believe we are coming out of the deficit when unemployment continues to rise. Money rich is power and influence.

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    From a Canadians perspective I find the US pride to be inspiring.  Patriotism is not visible here.  I don't think the US could ever have too much pride.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I disagree. I think some get too relaxed and forget to think with too much pride. Not thinking isn't good. Thank You for the compliment though.

    2. livelonger profile image88
      livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have met LOTS of very patriotic Canadians. big_smile

      Every country has the ultra-patriotic, the very-patriotic, the just-patriotic, and those more or less indifferent to their nationality. Every country I've ever been to, at least. They just express it differently.

  7. sooner than later profile image60
    sooner than laterposted 7 years ago

    You want to talk about prideful countries, head south of our border.

  8. mistywild profile image60
    mistywildposted 7 years ago

    what exactly is too much pride???

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think too much pride is being blind.

      1. sooner than later profile image60
        sooner than laterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Havn't many associated you with great pride?

        1. marinealways24 profile image61
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          People have associated me with a lot of things. Does that mean they are correct? I think some pride is good when it's not blinding.

      2. mistywild profile image60
        mistywildposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        could you put that in terms I can understand please?? pride and blind don't seem to go together? lol

        1. marinealways24 profile image61
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I think when some have too much pride/content in what they think they already know, this can keep them blind to learning new things. I think it can also keep some people from admitting fault in things when they are wrong.

 
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