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Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« on: March 01, 2004, 11:13:55 pm »

Just curious.

* You don't have to answer all of the questions..you can just pick one if you want.

What are your feelings on the country in which you reside? (If you just moved to it from another country, then how do you feel about your birth country?)

Are you proud of its history?

Is it ever embarrassing for you to say, "I'm from ________" when you're traveling or talking to someone online?

If there was one thing you'd change about your country, what would it be?

Are you planning on living in this country for the rest of your life? If yes, why? If not, why?
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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2004, 11:42:54 pm »

What are your feelings on the country in which you reside? (If you just moved to it from another country, then how do you feel about your birth country?)

It's good enough for me.  I think I probably take Canada for granted.

Are you proud of its history?

I guess so.  We didn't turn out to be a bad country, so yes. 

Is it ever embarrassing for you to say, "I'm from ________" when you're traveling or talking to someone online?

No, and if anyone ever has a problem with my country, I will lumberjack them.  Ar.

If there was one thing you'd change about your country, what would it be?

Warmer winters.

Are you planning on living in this country for the rest of your life? If yes, why? If not, why?

Yes and no.  It all depends on how my life turns out.  I do plan on always having at least one place to come home to in Canada, though, so I guess that's a yes.

I plan on living here because, well, all of my family and friends are here, and because it's what I'm familiar with. 

The reason I'd consider moving to the US is because that might be where I'm going, job-wise.  Job, ha ha.
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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2004, 12:24:43 am »

These are really heavy questions.  I'll try to give an overall idea for each one of them.  If that's alright with you.

How do I feel about my country?  I don't know - America is a big place, after all.  And there's a different feeling in each state; it's difficult to pinpoint how I feel about the country as a whole.  I think it's a pretty neat place with lots of beautiful scenery.  The vast size gives such a big cross-section of people which is awesome.  But I think you meant politically, in which case, nah, I don't always like my country.  Majority rules is a pretty good policy but sometimes it pisses me off.

Also, there are a lot of stupid people in my country.  Which leads into whether or not I'm embarassed to say that I'm from America:  yes, actually, I am a tad embarassed.  It has to do with the perception other people have of our country; plus, in terms of politics and how smart our president seems...eh, it's all just a bad combination.

I guess I'm pretty proud of its history.  Look, every country has its 'skeletons,' so to speak.  America made some slip-ups but it's done good things as well.  We've got democracy - that's awesome.

I don't think I'd change our country, except in terms of immigration because it's a real problem that gets on my nerves.  I'm not saying it has to get on your nerves, but it's my freedom to be annoyed with it.

Do I plan to live the rest of my life here?  I'm not sure.  I want to live in a few other countries first.  Because I'm not sure if America is the right place for me, as a person; I suspect that England might be more in tune with me.  I need to try living there first, though.  So I plan to live in England for some period in my life before I decide.

I could see myself living here though.  However, I might be disappointed with that decision.

I'm not trying to bash on America, I'm just trying to figure out where I should be (geographically) to be happiest in my own life.
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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2004, 01:03:02 am »


What are your feelings on the country in which you reside? (If you just moved to it from another country, then how do you feel about your birth country?)iquitelikeithere


Are you proud of its history?
yes i am, in fact i want my country to be proud of me too.

Is it ever embarrassing for you to say, "I'm from ________" when you're traveling or talking to someone online?
no

If there was one thing you'd change about your country, what would it be?
the officials

Are you planning on living in this country for the rest of your life? If yes, why? If not, why? no i want to go to other place and discover myself. i feel like i'm not growing here.
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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2004, 01:17:00 am »

What are your feelings on the country in which you reside? (If you just moved to it from another country, then how do you feel about your birth country?)
Well, in general I guess America is a cool place. I used to rock the "freedom" banner, talking about how grateful I was for all the things we take advantage of here -- and I still think we take a lot for granted -- but lately I'm not feeling it.

Are you proud of its history?
Well, I'm studying Thomas Paine at the moment, so no. (He wrote a bunch of pamphlets during the pre-revolution era that got people into fighting for independence.) He's so obnoxious, I almost wish we'd never signed the Declaration of Independence. Also, I've just never found American history (apart from the Salem Witch Trials) particularly interesting.

Is it ever embarrassing for you to say, "I'm from ________" when you're traveling or talking to someone online?
Embarrassing? No, not really. I'm annoyed with America right now, but I'm not ashamed of it. It's still home.

If there was one thing you'd change about your country, what would it be?
The bloody president.

Are you planning on living in this country for the rest of your life? If yes, why? If not, why?
I'm going to London this fall. Just for a semester, but you never know. And I've been talking about moving to Australia for years now. One of these days I'm actually going to do it. Just watch me!
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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2004, 09:51:08 am »

As you all know I'm from Portugal. 

So, here are the questions:

What are your feelings on the country in which you reside? (If you just moved to it from another country, then how do you feel about your birth country?)
At the moment I'm quite frustated. People here are nice and warming but they think they're smart when they aren't, you know what I mean? Mediocrity, ignorance and laziness are the 3 greatest problems of the Portuguese people. Noone wants to work, noone wants to do anything. Students at school have horrible grades because nobody wants to study, there is no ambition! And when people get to higher positions (like in the government for instance) they get corrupted by power and loose their patriotism never thinking about the country they rule and only about themselves.
And the worse thing, is that I don't believe it will change. Of course I can't generalize, but if the future of Portugal lies in the hands of the majority of Portuguese people, then... the country is doomed.

Are you proud of its history?

Oh yes, about that, couldn't be more! A country of fearless sailsmen who brought new worlds to the world! Also, a country of poetry and brave kings. I'm very proud of the history of my country. We didn't exterminate races or anything. We're generaly pacific.

And, I'll answer the rest later.
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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2004, 11:21:42 am »

I wasn't BORN in poland, but i'll use it anyway.  i practically was

What are your feelings on the country in which you reside? (If you just moved to it from another country, then how do you feel about your birth country?)
I feel proud that i can speak 2 languages, and that i have a whole other tradition.  i feel kind of priveledged, i guess.  I like it though.


Are you proud of its history?
Yes, its really interesting.  All these Tartar invasions and stuff.  I don'd know if proud is the right word though. 

Is it ever embarrassing for you to say, "I'm from ________" when you're traveling or talking to someone online?
No, I'm not embarassed.  Polish isn't even my first language, its my second.  A lot of people are surprised when I tell them I'm foreign.

If there was one thing you'd change about your country, what would it be?
That the stores were like American stores.  No, not in produce, but in kindness.  In America, people are really really friendly.  In Poland, if you wave or smile to someone on the street, they give you such an evil look. Maybe thats just me

Are you planning on living in this country for the rest of your life? If yes, why? If not, why?
Well I don't live in poland... but I would like to live there.  I don't think for all my life, but I'd travel then come home to Poland.  The apartments aren't that expensive or anything, and its right in the middle of all the really cool travel places. 
On the other hand, I'd love to live in Poland for the rest of my life.  Its charming in its countrysides, and imposing in its cities.  I love it.

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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2004, 01:20:40 pm »

Sorry for not directly answering the questions but I couldn't be bothered cutting and pasting.

I'm from Northern Ireland, which technically isn't a country. If anyone asked I would always say I'm from Ireland. National pride I suppose. There are things about Northern Ireland that make me feel almost ashamed, like the Troubles and the fighting. But I am proud of the people of the country. Before the 70s catholics here didn't have proper rights and people stood up and protested peacefully, getting us all sorts of things we hadn't had before. We have come really far since that time. there are the violent people that try and ruin it for others but they are a minority and we all know it. they are far outnumbered by the people that sought hard for peace.
I'm not embarrassed about admitting where I'm from and I would always defend it. I wouldn't change anything, our past has made us who we are. We have a troubled history but the present is better because of it.
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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2004, 01:34:21 pm »

I'm not going to answer the questions in the proper fashion either but here is my two penneth worth 

  I wouldn't say that I am overly proud of England, my place in which I reside. I love the country and it has some amazing features that we should be proud of but we also have made a few mistakes that we don't really want to own up to. Maybe it's because I've lived in England al my life I don't see the big hoo-har about it all but everyone seems to want to move or visit here so there must be some attraction.
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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
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Quote from: .:kInGs_LaSs:. on March 02, 2004, 11:21:42 am   

I wasn't BORN in poland, but i'll use it anyway.  i practically was

What are your feelings on the country in which you reside? (If you just moved to it from another country, then how do you feel about your birth country?)
I feel proud that i can speak 2 languages, and that i have a whole other tradition.  i feel kind of priveledged, i guess.  I like it though.


Are you proud of its history?

Yes, its really interesting.  All these Tartar invasions and stuff.  I don'd know if proud is the right word though. 

Is it ever embarrassing for you to say, "I'm from ________" when you're traveling or talking to someone online?
No, I'm not embarassed.  Polish isn't even my first language, its my second.  A lot of people are surprised when I tell them I'm foreign.

If there was one thing you'd change about your country, what would it be?
That the stores were like American stores.  No, not in produce, but in kindness.  In America, people are really really friendly.  In Poland, if you wave or smile to someone on the street, they give you such an evil look. Maybe thats just me

Are you planning on living in this country for the rest of your life? If yes, why? If not, why?
Well I don't live in poland... but I would like to live there.  I don't think for all my life, but I'd travel then come home to Poland.  The apartments aren't that expensive or anything, and its right in the middle of all the really cool travel places. 
On the other hand, I'd love to live in Poland for the rest of my life.  Its charming in its countrysides, and imposing in its cities.  I love it.


i live in Poland=)
i like my country. people are nice and very hospitable.
Are you proud of its history?
yes, i'm. people who liveed here were brave and they fought for their country.
Is it ever embarrassing for you to say, "I'm from ________" when you're traveling or talking to someone online?
no, not really. i heard that for some people it's embarrassing, but not for me.
If there was one thing you'd change about your country, what would it be?
politicians. they are hopeless
Are you planning on living in this country for the rest of your life? If yes, why? If not, why?
i don't know. it depends. if i find well paid work i won't leave. (here are a lot of people who can't find work even though they have higher education)
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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2004, 05:04:23 pm »

Is it ever embarrassing for you to say, "I'm from ________" when you're traveling or talking to someone online?
Oh yes! Almost everybody here knows I'm from Portugal. 

If there was one thing you'd change about your country, what would it be?
The stupid people.

Are you planning on living in this country for the rest of your life? If yes, why? If not, why?
Yep! I'll move to the USA as soon as I get the chance. Portugal is in a difficult economical situation, and I do not see a bright future... so I'm leaving.
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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2004, 07:40:30 pm »

Are you proud of its history?
I've always loved American History. One of my favorite subjects.

Is it ever embarrassing for you to say, "I'm from ________" when you're traveling or talking to someone online?
No. Just b/c I'm not always proud of certain things that go on, it doesn't make me ashamed to be an American. Beside, its not like I'm the only one. We're a pretty big country, so its pretty much assured that there will be other Americans.

If there was one thing you'd change about your country, what would it be?
The President.
And what wouldn't I change? I wouldn't change the friggin' Constitution to ban gay marriage.

Are you planning on living in this country for the rest of your life? If yes, why? If not, why?
There are times where I've thought I'd like to leave the country. But maybe not for LIFE. I've always wanted to go live somewhere else for a year, but then return home. After all, I was born here and its still my home at heart.
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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2004, 02:00:12 pm »

What are your feelings on the country in which you reside? (If you just moved to it from another country, then how do you feel about your birth country?)
I am quite happy with the country I live in, however I do believe that young peoples voices should be heard alot more, because it's our world as well as the polotitians.

Are you proud of its history?
I'm not exactly happy with my county's history. Alot of bad desisions have been made for my country and about other countries.
However I do enjoy reading about 70% of my countries history.

Is it ever embarrassing for you to say, "I'm from ________" when you're traveling or talking to someone online?
no an yes because my country has caused far too much hurt for other people.(My country is England by the way.)
but on the other hand I'm proud that the Beatles are from Liverpool.

If there was one thing you'd change about your country, what would it be?
The Polotitians (some of them.)


Are you planning on living in this country for the rest of your life? If yes, why? If not, why?

No, because I like it here (believe it or not) I couldn't begin to understand what it would be like to live under a dictatorship. I'm going to use my vote and help my country and the world. 


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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2004, 02:44:42 pm »

I'm gonna make it a very simple answer:

I don't believe in teh idea of "countries" the whole concept seems totally ridiculous.
then....belgian politics are crappy. but then that might be an international fact.
We don't get many good rockcocerts...another negative point.
we're overpopulated and crammed.
there are too few lotr fans.
umm....we do have some nice medieval buildings etc, so i guess that's my positive point
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Re:Random Question: Are You Proud of Your (Home) Country?
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2004, 06:59:49 pm »

America's okay.
I guess I'm proud of it most of the time. There are certain presidents that I have not agreed with *cough* Bush *cough*.

But then again, If Hawaii hadn't been made a state...well I don't know where I'd be. Lol.
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