The English people are very proud of themselves being themselves. They believe the Americans are only English-speaking people but they don't speak true English. It is in fact very common that the Europeans all love their own countries, their languages, their cultures and, though short but exciting, their history; true love is what I'm talking about. Yet they still behave rationally to any failures of their nations, acknowledging their weaknesses and striving to improve them in the future, without single-mindedly support every policies put forward by the government. There are times when they lose confidence in their countries, but not their faith. I feel a greater sense of belonging to this country, islandic England, or Britain to be precise, than what I could feel in Hong Kong, honestly. It's a misfortune to my parents that I have such a passion about this country but not China (Hong Kong is, according to the Basic Law, not a country on its own, though it's meant to be 'different and distinguished' from China). However I believe this is one of the ideas which urged them to let me come to this place, that is to develop me under the elite British's nurture. I feel sad about not regarding myself as a Chinese nationally (ethnically I am), but I am truly jealous of the people around me who have thier own countries to which they belong.
If I could choose, I'd like to be an ordinary European with a simple mind and simple life.