Concept of a "country" is like an arranged marriage. Lots people are forced into a relationship which they may or may not like to be in!
Do you love your country? Do you like all the people who are your "country fellows"? Do you feel okay to live according to a set of laws which have been made by others? Do you think a country should have a religion? Socialism, capitalism, democracy, dictatorship, monarchy... are these old and failed concepts in the modern world?
I myself often feel trapped being a citizen of a country. Sometimes I wish that there were no boundaries and borders based on "captured" land area. How I wish I could drive endlessly meeting people who had nothing in common with me... neither language nor religion yet they would not feel threatened by my presence and I would not be scared to approach them. A world where we would be free to practice our religion, faith and beliefs as we wish without threatening others or getting threatened by others.
I guess the closest mankind has gotten to this goal is with European Union! But that is just such a small part of our planet... Imagine starting your journey from the city of Lahore in the Punjab province of Pakistan after having a traditional Punjabi breakfast of "Beef Nihari" and "Naan", travelling through the plains of Punjab going south a seven hours journey takes us to Multan, an ancient city dating to Before Christ (BC).
A night in the desert having amazing lamb chops cooked in traditional spices listening to folk songs and watching gypsy style dances. Early next morning we could take some SUVs and head west towards mountainous Quetta in Balochistan province. Quetta has a rich culture of hospitality. The area is known for its amazing variety of fruits. Balochi cuisine is also world class with delicious dishes of wood fire roasted lamb called "Sajji"
From Balochistan its all the way to Iran.... and beyond!
Anyway once out of my own country, it would be the beginning of a dreamlike adventure... But as things are progressing and wars all over the world especially in the Middle East, it seems that such a journey would remain a dream. My parents have actually traveled from Pakistan to United Kingdom several times by road back in 1960s when they were young and the world was a more peaceful and tolerant place. I don't see world moving towards peace anytime soon... maybe my children might be able to do what I wanted to do or may be their children!