“It (Nationalism) is not limited to reflex actions to fight for a cause!”
– Kristel Shayne M. Sigua
It is mind boggling how, most of us Filipinos consider English as the language of the elite while we consider native languages like Tagalog or Bisaya as languages of the poor or the uneducated. But when a person from a foreign country makes a video of how horrible the Philippines is, everyone suddenly goes on fire and defends the Philippines, “their beloved country.”
Like her, I think that Nationalism isn’t a reflex action. True nationalism is constantly doing something to uplift or promote the name of the Philippines; standing beside it even when others are throwing a lot of negative criticisms about our country. We can only say that nationalism is truly burning within us if despite criticisms of our country; we focus on reversing these negatives.
True nationalism is consistency. Consistently giving efforts to improve our country and make it a better place for each and every Filipino. Consistency indicates that we really do believe in what we are doing. So, if one says that nationalism lives in him, he must consistently live by it.
*Note: Blog post to make up for an absence