Where do you think your country is?

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Jan 19, 2014 01:45
Where do you think your country is?

If you're American, it's on the American continent. If you're Japanese, it's on the islands close to China. Blah, blah, blah. These answers are right, of course, but they're kind of wrong.

These answers assume your country is outside you, containing you from the outside. Yes, geographically. But in your mind, you country exist within your "self", or more clearly, your "ego".

It's because your country is part of you that you're offended by hearing somebody mock your country. It's hard to say that it's none of your business. It's the defence mechanism of you ego.

This may sound bullshit, but it can explain many (stupid) human behaviours, I think.