patriotism means love for the motherland. A patriot loves his motherland. Patriots are loved by the whole country. Therefore patriotism is considered an admirable quality.
the idea of nation and nationalism has occupied the minds of the people since the french revolution. Since, the beginning of the nation and nationalism is patriotism, a high virtue associated with an individual.
Patriots sometimes sacrifice their lives for the betterment of their respective countries. This spirit of sacrifice has made patriotism a noble virtue. Since patriotism has a sense of sacrifice, patriotism is certainly justified. We have some duty towards the country in which we were born and live. So, poet. Sw scott has said
|“Breathes There the Man with Soul So Dead Who Never to Himself Hath Said. This Is My Own, My Native Land”|
patriotism is undoubtedly useful in the interest of the nation and the nation. The country rests firmly on the sacrifice of patriots. Patriots give their money, time, energy and life for the betterment of the country. A patriot thinks about his country. He wants his country to be great and prosperous. He wants his country to be ideal in every field. Therefore, patriotism is highly useful. Because it forces people to think about their country.
The Dark Side of Patriotism
the extreme form of patriotism is not desirable. Because blind patriots don’t care about humanism. They forget that they are members of a larger society called human society. He forgets the interest of man as a whole. When he thinks about the interest of his country, he forgets justice. He believes in the principle of ‘my country, right or wrong’. He does many wrong things in the interest of his country. It’s really not good. We should think in terms of one world and one human society. We should think of a world government. Great patriots we had
like mahatma gandhi, jawaharlal nehru and subhas chandra bose in india. His sacrifice is now a proverb. But they were also thinking of the whole world. Mahatma gandhi has said many times that he would like to sacrifice india for the betterment of mankind as a whole.
patriotism is undoubtedly a good quality. But we should always avoid the dark side of patriotism. When we think about the interest of our country, we should not forget justice and fairness.