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Why do people seem to insult their own countries?
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23 / M / The Netherlands
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Posted 12/3/15
The grass isn't greener on any side. Every country has its problems.
Especially when it comes to money, out of the 196 countries on Earth only 5 of them are without national debt.
And those are almost all places where practically only rich people live like Liechtenstein,Macao or the British Virgin Islands.
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Posted 12/3/15
I don't know. I love Taiwan and I love Japan. The US seems to have more issues. Although youths in Taiwan tend to be degenerates.
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Posted 12/3/15
cuz it's cool or something
Posted 12/3/15
I don't do that.
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26 / F / New Jersey, USA
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Posted 12/3/15
Some of the people on here tend to bash on America like it's nothing. I get America isn't a perfect country and has it's flaws but damn cut the country some slack at least. But people can't help stating what they feel.
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24 / M / Texas
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Posted 12/3/15
Cause we can
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21 / M / United States
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Posted 12/3/15 , edited 12/3/15
Because who better to criticize a country than a citizen of that country?
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36 / M / Barnegat Light, NJ
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Posted 12/3/15

qualeshia3 wrote:

Some of the people on here tend to bash on America like it's nothing. I get America isn't a perfect country and has it's flaws but damn cut the country some slack at least. But people can't help stating what they feel.


wherever i go in the world, i find i have to defend the fact that i'm american. wherever i go in the US, i find i have to defend the fact that i'm from new jersey!

don't get me wrong, i appreciate self deprecating humor as much as the next person. it is sometimes the key to sanity.

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26 / F / New Jersey, USA
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Posted 12/3/15



Cool another person from New Jersey.
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19 / F
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Posted 12/3/15
Besides the grass being greener, countries have a tendency of doing legitimately shady stuff. Obviously an American student, for instance, is going to know more about the dirty deeds done by their own nation than, say, Japan or China. To be fair, the people who insult their own countries might be annoying, but they're better than the jingoistic patriots insisting their country is always right.
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34 / M / Off the map.
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Posted 12/3/15
It's not that we have more issues, we're just more vocal about it. I think.
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Posted 12/12/15
why would i talk bad about other countries? i don't know anything about them, at least not in the way that i know about my own country.
Posted 12/13/15
If I glorified my country I would be no better than Islamic terrorists... or Americans.
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21 / Australia
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Posted 12/13/15
Because they like to complain about things.
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27 / M
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Posted 12/13/15
Because nationalism is an outdated mode of thought which has time and time again proven itself systemically unstable. Its better suited to the 19th and early 20th centuries than the realities of the modern world. I much prefer the idea of a sort of class patriotism (I don't even like using that word ) rather than national patriotism.
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