|Image credit: Collin Knopp-Schwyn|
This results in a distorted view of reality. What I do is always right. A more microscopic way of saying “Our Country! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right; but right or wrong, our country!”
It is similar to tribalism on a minute scale. In the grand scheme of things, we are so inconsequential that rightness and wrongness doesn't really matter to the universe. However, it matters to us. In our context, what we do and what we think are massively important.
The first thing I need to do is be aware that this happens. Then I can acknowledge it, be on the lookout for it, and take steps to correct it.
Image credit: Collin Knopp-Schwyn from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grandiose_delusions_cat_lion.pdf