19 January 2006

Citizen

One of my friends has got Singapore Citizenship for her whole family. She was contemplating whether to go for the whole family or not as her second son has a US citizenship as he was born there. But since the kids can have dual citizenship and decide when they are 17 as to which citizenship they would like to retain, she went for the whole family.

Ever since she told that they have got the Singapore Citizenship, I have been wondering about the mindset of such people. Would they truly feel Singaporean and would they tell everyone that they are Singaporeans and not Indians? Would they really look with pride when there is some achievement by a Singaporean? Who would they support if there was a competition between a Singaporean and an Indian? I feel they would remain Indians at heart and use the Singapore Passport for convenience sake.

3 comments:

Me said...

interesting thot....but the next generation might...

hari said...

What really matters is the heart. Heart is the personality. Passport is just the dress that you wear. Whatever dress you wear to the occassion, the personality does not change.

Bhishma said...

Consider this-- Known - millions of galaxies..billions of stars - innumerable solar system- Sun - earth - millions of living things - one unique Human race - All alone..

But all of us so closed- so divided - interms of nationalities, religion, languages, cultures,caste, relatives,friends,neighbours....

to me it appears - world should be united - rather get divided interms of all these factors..

since we really cannot make ppl think in similar terms like these,there is no reason to comment wrongly/otherwise on behaviors such as u mentioned - when someone aquires nationalities of wealthy countries..