Patriotism and fortifying a sense of self

I’ve been interested in how we maintain and support this sense of self. What is it doing and how much is on autopilot? We had a talk about patriotism (in honor of Independence Day) and our need to belong to groups, all of which fits neatly into an investigation of the self:

Here’s a good article that I used:

Why We’re Patriotic
Whether it’s our country or our football team, we need to belong.

http://nautil.us/issue/30/identity/why-were-patriotic

 

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