Sample essay for students, employees, teachers, professors or it can be used as speech for patriotism on national day of any country.
Essay on Patriotism
When you hear the word of my topic “Patriotism” the first feeling that comes in your mind is of love mixed with anger. Have you ever wondered or questioned yourself what feeling this is? What do you actually feels when you hear the word patriotism?
Many patriots have come and gone, someone sacrificed their lives for the country and the others were just not lucky enough but still serve their country in one or another way.
Patriotism is defined as ones love for their homeland, a vigorous sense of love and affection towards their homeland.
Just as a child starts loving his parents as soon as he starts recognizing them, just as that when a person starts knowing where he lives, the values of the homeland he resides in, the laws and rules his nation has been built on and the sacrifices made to make his safe and secure stay in his homeland successful. That’s the point when he is called a patriot, a true version of himself who loves his country even more than himself.
People think that one can be patriot if and only if he serves his country by joining the military which is entirely wrong and is not the case at all. If a person works with honesty, hard work just with the thought that “If I am corrupt, my country is corrupt!” he is the biggest patriot of them all. Talking straight, a nation is recognized by the type of people it holds within and the type of people that are willing to make a change. Claiming to be patriot but being corrupt inside just doesn’t add well.
Oppression is something that just can’t be ended. If you’re a patriot and in a conversation talk of patriotism to anyone who is just a mindless oppressor you will lose the argument. Oppressors are selfish, caring about themselves more than their homeland, basically lacking the respect for the nation’s leaders. The nation itself doesn’t realize that patriotism today is a need and needs to be taken into account.
The beauty of the word patriotism comes from the fact that patriotism is not limited at all. There are basically two kinds of patriots you will find in your everyday lives.
The first kind of patriotism is a healthy one and should be encouraged while the second one is of undesirable kind and should be condemned. Healthy patriotism teaches us to love our country with all our heart and to do everything in our power to serve our country in any way possible.
The second type of patriotism tells us to build our glory on the ruins and suffering of other nations. The first kind of patriotism is good for our country and for the world however, the second kind of patriotism is bad for us and the country. It encourages us to be oppressive and selfish.
One should never forget ones duty towards humanity in general. Such patriotism in general encourages narrow, parochial fanaticism and has no place in the progressive world we live in today.