I am proud to be me but many times I am not proud to be part of humanity. Like this morning, for instance. Someone posted a picture of a German Shepherd. Some young people decided that it would be interesting to duct tape a firework into it's mouth and blow it up. The photo ripped my heart out. All he had left was part of his bottom jaw. His face was destroyed. They then abandoned him. It was 5 days of pain and not being able to eat before the authorities found him. There were maggots and infection. They tried reconstruction and failed and the dog was put to sleep.
Are you proud to have anything in common with those who did this? Humans have the potential for extreme good and extreme bad. I am blessed and honored to be me. I am blessed to know many good people, but I will not group myself with all of humanity.