The Global Identity Meme
(Mountain View, CA, USA)
It must seem unnatural, or unsafe at some level. As we negotiate this moment in time, we still adhere to - actually CLING to our limited national identities.
It might be useful to wonder why?
National identities are artifacts of human development, just like language. For whatever reason (s), we feel the need to defend them.
But, interestingly, we sometimes learn second or third languages. We even encourage our children, and university students, to learn a new language.
So why not learn a new identity? Why not teach and learn global patriotism as a new myth, a new meme. A survival meme.
I wonder what trend, or new concept, would be needed for this shift to occur.