The Hoisting of Flags and This Day We Call Independence Day. Thoughts on Identity and the Need to Have Our Own.


Every year we hoist our flags and bask in the pride of our identities and our patriotism. We lament on the struggles that we faced to achieve this, we cry over the sacrifices we made. We ponder on our legacy, our heritage and the strides we will take to move forward.

All the way from ancient times many a great philosopher has spoken of the need of a happy life. Although there are many views and philosophical positions, the 220 or so flags on display are a testament to the strong appeal of the idea of the state.

One can hardly fathom the multitude of lives and sacrifices over countless of years that have allowed us to achieve this feat.




Written by Muhammad Mustafa Rashid

I am a Philosophy graduate from University of California, Davis; my interests encompass the fields of Philosophy, Economics and Business Administration. I have a keen appreciation of nature, the cosmos and their respective bounties, and I am always thoughtful regarding the growth and well-being of nations. I also hold a M.A. in Economics and I am working towards my MBA Master of Business Administration at the University of Detroit Mercy. On this website, you will find occasional posts, links to my social media profiles such as; LinkedIn,, Facebook, details regarding my Education, Work Experiences and other worthy thoughts.

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