Saturday, July 12, 2008

Patriotism ????

Today's post will be about patriotism. Many Indians specially who consider themselves very patriotic are often seen starting a new business or anything new on the religious festivals. This is because they think they can show patriotism to the country only by dying for it. But that's not completely true.
The example I am going to mention here is not for making clear the point above but is instead to show such people who have wrong notions about patriotism that there are many people who also believe the other way round.

The example is of my own father. He was a smoker till 2002 jan 26. But on 26/jan/2002 he left smoking for ever.
He did not decide to leave smoking on any of our religious festivals, as on Christmas which had just been celebrated on 25th of the previous month. Instead decided to do it on the special day of the country

So the point which I want to make clear is, many Indians who consider themselves as patriots never feel such closeness with the country so as to do something which is very important to them on days dedicated to the country.

10 comments:

Hemanth Potluri said...

gud post priya...

to be frank i am not patriotic...i dont say things which cant be done ...see being petiotic means dont live for the country..first of all be patriotic to urself then ur parents then frnds then comes the country...

Firstly people cheat their ownself wer does the patriotic comes from..

be good to everyone then the love for country comes from inside ...the inner beauty of mother india is still to be seen in depth wich no one has done...so may be some one amoung us is real patriotic to be the one without flaws...

urs..hemu..

Priya Joyce said...

@ hemanth:

I guess u r rite but ma post was just 4 people who consider themselves patriotes but don,t show such closeness to the nation.

Saranya said...

Ye, good thinking Priya. I guess everyone being a fair human to each other in life will do enough good. Many people who do not show any fairity, have to pass this point to actually show any patriotism.
Appreciate ur post :)

Aneesh said...

I don't know what I am saying is right, but now globalization is the thing, the world is getting smaller, people won't think country wise anymore, and patriotism is something which comes into view rarely. People go to other countries for better life and now for which country will they be patriotic, one in which they were born or one which gave them a new life?

Priya Joyce said...

@ saranya

ye tats true u r rite

thanx

Priya Joyce said...

@ aneesh

ye all tats true but ther r many people who call themselves patriots and don't behave as such. abt not being patriotic tats yet another problem.

Khalid said...

I can relate to what you said. A lot of people who are from here claim to be the most patriotic people to have ever walked the land, when in fact they're a bunch of hypocrites.
Pretend Patriotism is awful, I agree.

Priya Joyce said...

@ khalid:

thanx 4 the comment

ye tats really true I have seen thats why I jotted it down.

prajyot said...

well priya..fax this copy to delhi ministry and let them know more bot patriotic...

ever seen the nation love among uk,usa and even a small contry germany? well...its just amazing..

see indian,nope comparisons...we are technologically growing,but in face,we r degrading ourselves with nation love..!!

Priya Joyce said...

@ prajyot:

ye wat u said is correct no one is bothered about the country and this comes from mere selfishness.

thanx 4 the opinion buddy