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I can't say I'm proud to have been born an American, as I don't believe I had much say in the matter (though who knows, we may have). But, can I say I'm proud to be an American? On a personal level, yes.. I believe I can.

This country was founded on the values of individualism and individual achievement (among other important things), which is something I can agree with wholeheartedly (and I think many INTJ's would). I'm not particularly fond of what my country has been transforming into, so I do get involved in the opposition. I am proud of the efforts I have made so far, and will make more and more efforts in the future.

Now, I view "love" to mean that you strive to help something or someone grow, not the "I'm happy soandso does so much for me" line of reasoning. I guess my question to you is, in that context, why don't you give a crap about your countries?
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If you would like to focus on country, why not focus onto the overall mental health of the people that make this country? If you would ask me which is a bigger problem, "Where this country is heading or how many people are going to die due to certain ideals?" I will choose the latter part of that question.

The mentality that has become of the USA is that it idolizes certain ways of living rather than focusing on improving and change for the future with EVERYONE included. The country is always segregated into topics of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, sports, and political affiliation. Don't people have better past times instead of point fingers at one another? Why not spend the time volunteering or doing something for your town or city like offering a hand to rebuild infrastructure as a WHOLE GROUP.

Hopefully, because you're an INTJ, you will spend your brain power thinking about these issues, whether the love for one's country is more important than improving the general mental health of the population? Remember people make the country, not the other way around. If you want to empower the country, start with mentally uniting the very divided American people. At this point in time, I don't even know if this is possible.
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