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No, I don't consider myself patriotic.
I'm from Switzerland. Am I *happy* and *grateful* to have been born here when I could have been born in Somalia or North Korea? Absolutely.
But pride? Why should I be proud to have been born on this patch of dirt right here rather than on that patch of dirt over there? Not only are political borders highly arbitrary, my birth location was also very much coincidental. I didn't achieve or do something special to become a Swiss citizen - I was simply lucky.
Now, some people might say that they are proud of the historical accomplishments of their nation but again, I feel rather detached from those things. I'm not among the "heroes" of my country; I didn't participate in writing the constitution or in sparking the reformation in Europe, or in building the magnificent public rail system or in fighting for civil rights during the General Strike in 1919. I'm not even related to those people as far as I know. I'm literally just some dude.5
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