Pride? What is it good for?
After Speaking to Dr. Tufte, he gave me a cite that i found very interesting. Countries don't trade with each other people do. A country is nothing but a borderline of land, so why do some think that we must compete with others? I'm going to take the viewpoint that our "pride" is created by a cultural institution that makes us want to be better people; better than the next you could say. This pursuit to be better is a strong economic drive. We eliminate complacency and low self-satisfaction of our own lives and we search out our dreams. Many may have seen this mindset does not exist outside of our country borders when visiting third world countries. We have no limitations which makes us want to be better. Pride is a good thing as an individual basis which creates "pride" for our country.