Oh Nalini — that was totally meant as a joke!! It was supposed to make you laugh. Sometimes this writing thing doesn’t come across the way I mean it to.
I am a patriot in the sense of community — not in a sense of separatism.
I believe commonalities — nationally or globally breed a sense of belonging and cooperation.
Somewhere I read about Toyota having synchronized morning exercises for their employees (in Japan, I think) to build a sense of community. Maybe that was in Jonathan Haidt’s book — Why Good People Are Divided By Religion and Politics. The division I see in our country makes me sad — I think we have shifted too far to the side of individualism which is hurting us all.
Anyhow, now it’s my turn to apologize.
Love to you, too!