Nationalism and Pride

Nationalism and Pride

Every individual has a nationality. Everyone has ancestors and relatives. We presentĀ ourself accordingly. But the flag we were born under does not define us. The family we have does not define us. The only thing that matters is how we act, how we treat others, what purpose we have in life and how we try to achieve it.

Nationalism is a disease and we should all avoid it as much as we can. None of us are great just because our ancestors conquered half of the then known land or that they slaughtered their “enemies”. You and I did none of these things (hopefully). Just as countless innocent people died in wars just because they were alien, so do some of us treat people different just because they are unknown to us. This is unacceptable and it has to change. People shouldn’t treat others better or worse because of their heritage. People should learn from history and history should teach that egoism, pride and nationalism most of the time kindle humiliation, hate and war.

All of the terms we call ourself are man made, all the reasons we feel better then others are pointless. There is a reason why groups of people formed tribes, tribes evolved to nations, nations joined alliances and unions. It is because we overcome our insignificant differences to protect ourself, to strengthen ourself. We are all equal, we are all human and we all should stand under the flag of earth. It is time to educate our kids to be tolerant and loving instead of nationalistic and proud.

I hope that one day there will be no countries, no disunity. I hope there will be peace and freedom. Freedom to go wherever you want, freedom to have an opinion, freedom to not be afraid.

“Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace… You…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one”
John Lennon – Imagine


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