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?
Forget pride and overthrow people in power... dont them them control us!
complete and total anarchy is the answer..... for, maybe, ants.
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!
lol Did they really employ psychologists? I didn't hear about that. Do you have a link?
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.
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."
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.
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.
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?
It does. What many won't agree on are the items that made us #1 nor the issues that take us away from #1.
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.
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.
Soviets too had a lot of pride LOL. Yes, Americans do, and I would think public education has something to do with it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have met LOTS of very patriotic Canadians.
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.
You want to talk about prideful countries, head south of our border.
I think too much pride is being blind.
Havn't many associated you with great pride?
could you put that in terms I can understand please?? pride and blind don't seem to go together?
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