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    Default Being proud of your heritage

    I don't mean to say that being proud of one's heritage is a bad thing, but is their any logical reason behind it?
    - homo sapiens sapiens are are 99.9% identical, in fact, we're practically inbred
    - one doesn't choose what heritage he was born into
    - one's heritage doesn't dictate anything about who she is

    if you are proud of your heritage, why? is their a logical reason? does it just make you feel better? do you feel an obligation to?
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    I would say it would be okay to measure the attributes of your genetic structure, upbringing, culture, etc. and acknowledge extraordinary features.

    I would say that heritage has some influence on my identity.

    A person could be defined by what they have done and what they are.

    I could see a why a human, perfectly capable of feeling pride, would take pride in heritage.

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    I think it is an extension of self-identity and also perpetuating cultural practices and ideals. It also seems connected to degree of social awareness. Occasionally I will have an awareness of heritage if I encounter someone I would like to connect with, like having some Irish in me and marrying into an Irish family makes me a little more aware of that culture. I tend to be less connected to a sense of heritage than the average person, though.
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    Culture is a huge factor in the shape we take in a society.

    I'm proud of the countries my parent's ancestors came from. I'm proud of the country I grew up in. Taking pride in yourself and the things around you is something I enjoy. There's a sense of identity. I wouldn't be the exact person I was today if I grew up in a different country, or under different circumstances.
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    Neither proud or not proud. Culturally North American Chinese and biologically female. These are facts about me, much like it's a fact that I'm below average height and weight in the country of my citizenship and residence. Yeah...and?

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    Considering that I am of mixed heritage and grew up around none of them, I have no particular feelings one way or another about the matter. In fact, it's always been a bit difficult to care or understand why other people care about such a thing, on an emotional level at least.
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    I think when people speak about heritage they mean cultural heritage rather than "racial" heritage. But yes of course "pride" or "like" is a feeling so it does not need any reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    - one's heritage doesn't dictate anything about who she is
    I did a quick search on google and this was one of the first hits I got:

    What is White People's Culture?

    The fact that you didn't bother to define 'heritage' in your OP makes me wonder if you even know exactly what you are referring to.

    Are you talking racial/ethnic, national, ethnolinguistic, religious, etc.? Deaf culture considers deafness to be a shared cultural marker, or rather there is a distinct deaf culture. I think some deaf activists would say there is a type of 'deaf heritage' they inherit.

    About your bolded statement - incorrect. It defines where you came from and what legacy you inherit whether you want it or not. What can be more defining than that? So it in fact defines you from the moment you are conceived. Can you be more than 'where you came from'? That's a broad philosophical question. But it will always be an integral part of who you are whether or not you acknowledge it or are even aware of it until the day you die and even then after that.
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    It's just part of who you are as an individual. I mean, if we are 99.9 percent the same, why be proud of anything? Why not accept yourself as equivalent to everyone else in every way, essentially?
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