People who say they are proud of being from

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27/02/2013 at 11:59

who would have thought David would be wrong

david you're getting owned a bit in every thread by Screampillar,  time to up your game or scuttle off

27/02/2013 at 12:00

when people say they're proud of being X or of coming from Y they're making a statement that they wish to be identified as X or wish to be associated with Y.

This could be the place where they were raised, or a football team they support, or any arbitrary dimension of who that person is.

27/02/2013 at 12:03
AgentGinger wrote (see)

when people say they're proud of being X or of coming from Y they're making a statement that they wish to be identified as X or wish to be associated with Y.

This could be the place where they were raised, or a football team they support, or any arbitrary dimension of who that person is.

So if I randomly say Im a huge Manchester United supporter, can I now instantly be proud of being a supporter? How can you be proud of something you didnt do or make? Its all reflected glory nonsense.

27/02/2013 at 12:04
dean richardson 7 wrote (see)

who would have thought David would be wrong

david you're getting owned a bit in every thread by Screampillar,  time to up your game or scuttle off

Yawn, the fact that Screamapillar stil hasnt posted the difference despite numerous requests should tell you something.

But never mind, you stick to being president of Screamapillar's fan club, I'll try to see if I can still sleep easily at night.

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
27/02/2013 at 12:07
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
AgentGinger wrote (see)

when people say they're proud of being X or of coming from Y they're making a statement that they wish to be identified as X or wish to be associated with Y.

This could be the place where they were raised, or a football team they support, or any arbitrary dimension of who that person is.

So if I randomly say Im a huge Manchester United supporter, can I now instantly be proud of being a supporter?


Nope, That would just confirm everyones impression that you are a twat

27/02/2013 at 12:08
27/02/2013 at 12:08
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
AgentGinger wrote (see)

when people say they're proud of being X or of coming from Y they're making a statement that they wish to be identified as X or wish to be associated with Y.

This could be the place where they were raised, or a football team they support, or any arbitrary dimension of who that person is.

So if I randomly say Im a huge Manchester United supporter, can I now instantly be proud of being a supporter?


Nope, That would just confirm everyones impression that you are a twat

What if I said I supported Liverpool?

 

27/02/2013 at 12:10
Max's Mum wrote (see)

http://www.differencebetween.net/language/difference-between-nationalism-and-patriotism/

assuming they are right of course

haha, anyway who cares? (aka dont want to admit Im wrong)

 

seren nos    pirate
27/02/2013 at 12:14

screampiller didn't need to post them as mouse already did...........never pictured you as theFonz david

27/02/2013 at 12:23

Like it or not, people associate themselves with things, places and people as an intended reflection of their own attributes.

I have a friend who uses the first person plural when referring to the football team he supports, regardless of the fact that his contribution to their success is miniscule and indirect (despite his misgivings about ticket prices). He follows a team by choice, but his moods are then affected by their successes and failures. Superficially, this appears to be irrational, but it's a psychological consequence of his chosen association.

We are gregarious creatures, and almost all of us will associate with one tribe or another. For some people that is their home town. I don't see the big deal. This only becomes a problem (for me) if someone's zeal for their tribe causes them to mistreat people who they feel don't belong to that same tribe. In extreme cases this is expressed as racism and xenophobia, but it is more often not so harmful.

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
27/02/2013 at 12:25
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
AgentGinger wrote (see)

when people say they're proud of being X or of coming from Y they're making a statement that they wish to be identified as X or wish to be associated with Y.

This could be the place where they were raised, or a football team they support, or any arbitrary dimension of who that person is.

So if I randomly say Im a huge Manchester United supporter, can I now instantly be proud of being a supporter?


Nope, That would just confirm everyones impression that you are a twat

What if I said I supported Liverpool?

 

Sad twat

27/02/2013 at 12:44

Actually Screamapillar refused to post them. If David wants the definitions he can find them himself.

When David says "jump", Screamapillar says, "f*ck off"....sort of thing.

27/02/2013 at 12:49

Pride:  Feeling pleasurable satisfaction over an act, possession, quality, or relationship by which one measures one's stature or self-worth.

Therefore they can be proud of whatever they choose.  If their self worth is dependent on the fortunes of a football team, so be it.  If it's dependent on the heritage of the area they grew up that's cool too.

I tend to think that these unilateral relationships tend to corrolate as a psychological tendency to project their selfworth on to unrelated factors, whatever those factors might be.  Perhaps because due to a lack of personal acheivement.

In my experience this is most common in people from Yorkshire (as is the case with your dee-daa chum).  My god don't they bang on about it.  It's an administrative area - get over it.


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