In Portugal is quite common for people to be ashamed of their own country or of their fellow citizens.
I really think this is not the right way to rationalize about the country’s (and its citizens’) events, because we’re failing some premises:
- People and countries should be judged (at this level) over the long-term. It’s not just because something odd happened or a group of citizens acted badly that we should immediately mark them.
- If it’s that bad than we should, somehow, try to understand people motivations. Unless we consider everybody’s crazy and acts without valid reasons.
- And well… what did we really do to make the country a better place and to contribute to our fellows citizens life? Unless you are one of those very active citizens, you would’ve to share the guilt with everyone else.
Me… I’m proud
To live in Portugal,
To be an European Union citizen,
And to share the World with all of you.
Última actualização: 14/12/2006Partilhe: