Some argue that helping family is good enough for one to be patriotic; they do say that in order to ridicule those who are involved in Ethiopian politics. Although it is true that helping ones family is necessary but would not mean necessarily good enough for those who insist on such larger duties in life as politics, philosophy, religion and nation. Naturally, in my life, I have more time and energy for my family than I should have to my country. Isnt that natural for any animal on earth to do so? Therefore, something like lending a hand to ones family is natural and is always done out of sixth sense. Isnt that one of the simple biological factors that we humans do share with the rest of the animal kingdom? Rather what makes humans different from the rest of the animal kingdom is his way of organizing nations and systems in an orderly manner. The manner in which human compassions, understandings and sympathy prevail and accommodate different social and political views and issues. Besides, disciplines including but not limited, Economics, Politics, criminology, Law, Psychology and religion and so on and so forth are the creations of human beings at some point where human being is found itself @ the center of the universe. Taken as a whole, we as human beings are the mothers of all inventions. Nations and politics are the landmarks of our inventions in which older generations have to have some paternal concern to pass on to the young one that comes after them. So sharing and loving are common compliance to me. It is indeed good but helping ones nuclear family and related individuals is not something that you can simply equate with the broader national responsibility that has to do with the characteristic of a nation as a whole.
Just a thought.