I don’t display the flag of the country I comes from and live in or any other flags now. I don’t have much sense of identity with the country and keep some dissatisfaction with something it did, be doing or would love to do.
I don’t want to be represented by a flag or a government. The country cannot represent me either. And I don’t want to represent them.The flag is overused by the nationalists here, some of who are even similar to the Nazis. Even the design of the flag can’t attract me. I am forced to salute it much in my real life, and I am tired of it. Thanks to the community, I don’t have to say everything with the flag following me.
In some of the social apps in China, every posts display the real address of the user now, which comes from the IP address, accurate to the province the user lives in. This “service” can’t be turned off. (Try to think about whenever you post something on Postcrossing, the words “Ohio, the USA” or something like that will be on the right side of your username, whether you agree with it or not.)
I like the country of my boyfriend more, so maybe I could display the flag of it out of the sense of identity. But it will confuse many people with the geographical questions.(People may think I come from or live in there, but I don’t.) So I didn’t. I am kind of like a “citizen of the world”, but I didn’t display the flag of the UN, since it is only a organization too. May I display an earth someday?