Hanging out with some family and friends the other day, an interesting topic came up. Let me just start off by asking this. Are you more likely to buy a shirt or any type of clothing with a Texas symbol or an “American symbol”? For an example which one are you more likely to buy? Shirt A? Or shirt B?
Most people I have asked chose shirt A. Basically what we talked about was if we are more proud to be a Texan over an American. Technically we are still considered American but I believe that most Texans have more patriotism towards Texas than America itself. I find myself more interested in buying clothes that has Texas written all over them vs. America.
Example two. Shopping in Academy a couple of months ago my brother and I came across the Lone Survivor foundation shirts. Now keep in mind the two shirts I am about to show you are supporting the same foundation, but of course have two different flags on them. Can you guess what shirt my brother and I chose to purchase?
If you chose the shirt with the Texas flag on it then you were correct. I believe the exact words that came out of our mouths when we were debating about which one to buy was, “Let’s get the one with the Texas flag that one is BETTER!”
Whenever you travel out of the Country are you more likely to say you’re from the states or that you’re from Texas? I know that Puerto Rico is not considered “out of the country” by some people, but I feel like it is. When we were walking the streets of San Juan, whenever we would find ourselves in conversation with tour guides they would of course ask the question, “where are you all from?” Of course we would answer, “we are from Texas.” Now thinking about it we could have answered that we were from the states, but I believe that we are so proud to be from Texas, we want people to know we come from this great state. I remember we had some one ask, “Texas? where is that?” I remember being kind of shocked, I remember thinking, “Are you serious?” I now think about how I didn’t know where Puerto Rico was until I found out I was going to vacation there for the Summer. So how could I expect people all over the world to know where Texas was located or to know even what Texas was?
I believe Texans have a love for this state that people from other states will never understand. The conversation I had with my family and friends got pretty interesting I must say. Some of my friends weren’t even born in Texas but have shared that this is their favorite state to live in, so far. I love living here so much, I don’t see me moving out of this state EVER.
Most of my blogs are a little bit on the serious side so I decided to do something a little different. I hope y’all liked this one!