Is Nationalism a bad thing?

Nationalism is a concept that I have been struggling with recently. Generally, Nationalism brings with it a well-received connotation. When leaders are perceived as Nationalist, their followers love it.

Nationalism is defined as ” a feeling that people have of being loyal to and proud of their country often with the belief that it is better and more important than other countries.” Sounds great right?

But what if Nationalism is ruining this world? Nationalism plays a part in every war. What if the idea of Nationalism never existed? Would the world be a better place? The first image that comes to my mind is a world without territorial violence. I imagine a place of unity.

Maybe we could all learn to live together if we weren’t constantly building boundaries that result in war if they are crossed. We could all work together in preserving the world instead of destroying it to make our own country better.

Of course, this idea could not happen in this time. There are already too much prejudice and hate in this world. Maybe one day there will be a way to introduce this idea to the world and I would love to be part of the solution.

What are your thoughts on Nationalism?

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