So there are the inductions to the Canadian Walk of fame on TV tonight. I have seen two of the speeches from the inductees. Alanis Morrisette talked about how she thinks it's great to be from the greatest country in the world to be from. Kiefer Sutherland talked about how nervous he was because he felt like this was so personal (I guess it's easy to accept a golden globe???). As I listen to Paul Anka sing "it's my life" (I'd forgotten he wrote that song...and did you know that Jason Bateman is his son in law?), I wonder about Canadian patriotism.
It's often said that we may not know what we are, but we know what we're not...American. That makes me a little sad. I am definitely a proud Canadian, but what does that mean? Sometimes I feel like as Canadians we feel like we have some sort of moral superiority...yet we shun what we feel is the attitude of superiority that Americans seem to exude.
I just don't know...I have a love hate relationship with my country. I love that as a woman I can strive to be what I want to be. I don't have to worry about the repercussions of pissing off one of my male family members. I have plenty of food. We have more potable water in this country than most of the world does combined...and yet I don't feel like we help enough.
I don't feel like we accept the responsibility that comes along with being so rich.
Ok, so none of that really makes lots of sense. That's too bad. I think I have some intelligent things to say about this, but it's just not coming out right. Perhaps I need more practice.