I’ve just never felt like I could take “pride” in something that I had nothing to do with nor worked to achieve. I’m glad, honored, whatever you want to call it that I too am a native Tennessean but it was a happenstance, not a choice. Had I been born in South Korea or Iceland or practically anywhere else I’m pretty sure I’d feel the same way. To my way of thinking, pride can only be derived from accomplishment. Whenever I complete a mandolin, or meet my targets at work, or even shoot a beer can off a stump at 1000 yards (never done it, but I’d sure be proud of it if I did, lol!!) I feel a sense of pride that by my own effort, I was able to do (X)… I understand that some define pride differently, but that just how I see it.