Displays of patriotism without the requisite actions are incomplete in my estimation.
Epiphanies, revelations, or “light-bulb” moments are sometimes easy to recognize but, more often than not, are only noticed after the fact.
There is an African proverb stating that “it takes a village to raise a child” implying that a local (or even broader) community of people need to work together along with a child’s parents to raise a child to their maximum potential.
Patriotism is not passive. Patriotism requires action.
If we use our strengths and seek to improve where we can, then we begin to get to that somewhere, somehow and some day. That is our joint humanity.
I think the intersection of trust, faith and love is very much a part of the practice of medicine and reasonably shared by an elder in his community.