Let us consider for example our national flag which is the symbol of our nationality. This symbolizes and identifies us being Filipinos. We may sing the national anthem, as the flag is being raised, and recite the pledge of allegiance every day, but these do not automatically evoke in as a consciousness of being a part of a nation. What is the use of uttering such if we don’t even recite it by heart? In other words, we are just taking it for granted. National symbols like our national flag may give us a sense of being a Filipino, but these do not reveal our identity.