Thanks rason, I should've replaced proud with 'THANKFUL'...
Thankfullness is the mother of all virtues.
I am thankful for all the contributions of human-kind and disgusted by all the evils.
But you could also look at it this way: if someone is connected to their heritage and claims to be a part of it --- then you are a part of it and it is a part of you so in that respect being proud is validated.?.
I'm still not going to wear an 'I'm A Fin' shirt around though, because they put little loons all over them.
I'll design my own. (not to mention I have a varied past so I'd have to put 'I'm A Fin I'm A German I'm A Russian I'm A Swede I'm a Norwegian'
(I'm a Scandinavian)
Quite a world we live in, Heather
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