Australia's lack of identity
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Aussie Bob

Adelaide, Australia

#154 Nov 25, 2012
The Talmud has answers:

http://m.youtube.com/watch...
rick

Melbourne, Australia

#155 Nov 25, 2012
i liked the peter lambert design the southerncross withe orange stripe below which is symbol of the red dirt of australias vast deserts, those who want an aboriginal symbol included are given them elitist status, not right.
But thh southern cross above an orange and white stripe, orange for the red dirt that symbolizes australia and white for the white people that built it into a modern nation.That would be a good flag for aus

http://www.google.com.au/imgres...
justin

Brunswick West, Australia

#156 Nov 25, 2012
belive it or not, i'm an anglo-australian and have friends all over the world and love travelling. I belive those who stay in their hick towns hating everyone aren't the real australians, but the loudest and the most listened to. It's easy too hate. Oneday we're going to lay in our death bed, my last thought is not going to about hate.
Anglo-Saxon-Celt

Airds, Australia

#157 Nov 25, 2012
There is no lack of identity.

Australia is a White Mans country.

Unfortunately we are currently enduring non-white occupation and invasion.
I Dent Titties

New Delhi, India

#158 Nov 26, 2012
All identities start with an I
Followed by a Dent
And ends in Titties.
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Culture as a source of ones identity is illogical. My individuality is the source of MY identity. My sense of self is my identity. My ego is my identity.

But pride is such a bitch, ego in overdrive. And more so when it teams up with another's and forms cultural pride or cultural ego. A form of tribal defense, a social strategy that ends up doing much self harm like when our autoimmune system is in overdrive, reacting against the body itself for it imagines the body as foreign.

My tribe right or wrong results in a lot of the tribe going wrong.

Cultural pride leads to cultural rigidity. You are now in a religion. But all religions WILL die as surely; Cultural pride is always- cultural suicide.
over it

Camperdown, Australia

#159 Nov 26, 2012
I Dent Titties wrote:
All identities start with an I
Followed by a Dent
And ends in Titties.
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Culture as a source of ones identity is illogical. My individuality is the source of MY identity. My sense of self is my identity. My ego is my identity.
But pride is such a bitch, ego in overdrive. And more so when it teams up with another's and forms cultural pride or cultural ego. A form of tribal defense, a social strategy that ends up doing much self harm like when our autoimmune system is in overdrive, reacting against the body itself for it imagines the body as foreign.
My tribe right or wrong results in a lot of the tribe going wrong.
Cultural pride leads to cultural rigidity. You are now in a religion. But all religions WILL die as surely; Cultural pride is always- cultural suicide.
"My individuality is the source of MY identity."

Would you be the same person if you'd been born in another culture eg, Norway or the Congo? Or Saudi Arabia?

The culture we are born to shapes our moral values and attitude to life, we are only individulas to a certain degree.
I Dent Titties

New Delhi, India

#160 Nov 26, 2012
over it wrote:
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"My individuality is the source of MY identity."
Would you be the same person if you'd been born in another culture eg, Norway or the Congo? Or Saudi Arabia?
The culture we are born to shapes our moral values and attitude to life, we are only individulas to a certain degree.
No. But your point? Many suffer from nearsightedness?

I rather shape ALL my own values and attitudes than let anybody else do that to me. I value my independence too much. And my (real) identity.

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"re:would you be the same person..."

That just means as humans we learn from our environments. And humans have tended to learn a lot more from our immediate environments than from afar, because that was what we were more exposed to. Kind of like indoctrination by geography, selective information resulting in a distinct culture.

With increasingly easier flow of information, that is only going to change.

But when you become too tightly bound (and wound) in the culture that surrounds you from birth and did not really choose, then it is just another religion to which you are a slave of. A culture is just a set of behaviours and habits in the end (whatever be the reason or 'morals' for a behaviour).

Modern free flow of information is a threat to all localized cultures. Cultural pride and cultural ego to the defense again.

Cultural pride will always result in rigidity and bias towards old habits simply because they are old and 'ours'. And any change soon becomes impossible and you along with all your rights and wrongs are then in a monoculti haven.

If your identity must come from you culture, you are then already slave to your culture (set of habits). Instead of you controlling your behaviours and habits, they have taken over 'you', and now control you. You can no longer change from (say) a Saudi identity (now synonymous with culture) to a western culture/identity, no matter what new logic or evidence is thrown at..

In effect you have then lost your identity! Such are the pitfalls of defending identities.

“life is a gift. make it easy”

Since: Oct 10

surakarta

#161 Nov 26, 2012
Australia has much tings to do.....

“Free Speech in a Free World ”

Since: May 10

May the Force be with You .

#163 Nov 28, 2012
Elias wrote:
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You are the gatekeeper Neville?
Do I get to shut the gate at Christmas Island ?

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