I gather that one of the points, perhaps the point, of the common bumper-sticker four-word expression above is that one should neither think nor act nationally. Nation states are clumsy things, too large to be local (except in rare cases), yet too small and exclusive for their own self regard to constitute wise stewardship of the planet.
Is that it? or am I missing something here?
I haven't actually seen such a sticker on the roads in some time. Meanwhile the mass media is endlessly immersed in the ultimate exercise in thinking nationally: the US presidential election cycle. Most of us will spend a lot of hours thinking and talking about it, in some sense even being entertained by it, way in excess of any impact we could conceivably have on it.
BTW, my new year's resolution this year is a simple one. Diet. Diet back down to 180 lbs. I've let myself slip up into the 190 neighborhood. This was facilitated by the usual holiday season self-stuffing practices and aggravated by the fact that the battery failed on our bathroom scale. Now, I've got a new battery and I'm going to get myself back into fighting trim pdq.
Think and act so as not to look like a globe in your locality.