Liking another group doesn’t mean you dislike your own. You can like both. It’s okay to like multiple groups. It doesn’t make you a bad person to like other groups. You can’t help who you like. So if you like another group, it doesn’t mean you dislike your own group.
Liking another group doesn’t mean you dislike your own
Humans are social animals. We form groups and identify with those groups. It’s natural to want to feel a sense of belonging and to have a positive opinion of the groups we identify with.
But just because we like one group doesn’t mean we have to dislike another group. It’s possible to like both groups, or to like one and be indifferent to the other.
There are many reasons why we might like another group. Maybe we share some of their values or interests. Maybe we admire their accomplishments. Maybe we simply enjoy their company.
Whatever the reason, liking another group doesn’t mean we dislike our own. We can still identify with our own group and feel a sense of pride and belonging.
Of course, there are times when our group and another group are in competition. In those cases, it’s natural to feel more positively towards our own group and to view the other group in a more negative light. But even then, we can still respect and even like individuals from the other group.
Liking another group is a sign of open-mindedness and tolerance. It’s a sign that we’re willing to look beyond our own group and to see the good in others. And that’s a good thing.