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11. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

No, Jared. Nothing tricky about this question. A "bigot" is a person who holds strong beliefs and opinions (especially in politics and religion), and is intolerant of anyone who disagrees. Remind you of anyone?

12. Posted by newguy (Full Member 197 posts) 11y

Hahaha I have amnesia and political ramblings give me migraines.;)

13. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

National pride and competitiveness helps us to associate / identify with our own country, heritage & culture, BUT .... do you have to sometimes bite your lip (at least for the sake of tact & diplomacy) when your are in much more international company ?

I am too much of a mutt to be a bigot. But I do have to admit, sometimes I have a hard time identifying myself as something in particular. I am latin/hispanic because I was born in Peru but most of my family is from Germany (does that make me more German?) but I am fluent in Spanish while not in German (does that make me more Peruvian?), but I see that physically (body structure) I resemble more the oriental culture (does that make me more Chinese?). Now I live in the US and this is my culture and my life now (does that make me more American?).

I read on a book written by an immigrant anchornews man from Mexico that works in Miami, that immigrants are like lost souls constantly searching for something they will never find. In our case, you become to American for your own country and you will never be American enough in the US. Thats how I feel mostly, like a lost soul not knowing where I belong...

14. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

It all sounds pretty exotic to me, Anne

15. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Exotic is good heh?

16. Posted by Bluenose (Inactive 36 posts) 11y

I'm lucky in that my nationalism and competitiveness is confined to sport. I am happy to be English and wouldn't want to be anything else but when I meet people from other countries I'm happy if they feel the same about their own country.
So having said my nationalism only comes out during sporting occasions the only time I would feel the need to bite my lip would be for example if I was in the USA during the last Ryder Cup

17. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

Exotic is good heh?

It's all good with you ;)

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