06 Mar How To Be A Good Citizen
True and desirable citizens are quite patriotic to their nation. Essentially, patriotism means feeling a sense of pride, displaying unquestioning loyalty while upholding the cultural values of the country. However, bear in mind that nationalism is different from patriotism as the nationalism means their nations is more superior and dominant than other nations. You can integrate the patriotic spirit in you by following the rules and regulations of the land, paying taxes, not engaging in unlawful and criminal activities, reading about your nation’s history and cultures, flying the national flag and learning the national anthem.
Follow the personal qualities of a good citizen
A person is labeled a good citizen by the virtue he or she upholds. Such attributes include integrity, honesty, respect, responsibility, tolerance, compassion, kindness, courtesy, courage, belief in the justice system and discipline. Its citizens judge a nation, so tend to become a role model for other citizens by adopting it first.
Be productive for society
His or her level of productivity characterizes a good citizen contributed to society. For example, good citizens share their knowledge, wisdom, skills and other abilities to others in the community.
Be proactive in your community
Tend to become active to in your community by helping fellow community members, redressing issues within and quite simply making the community a better place to live by participating in social gatherings and events beneficial to the society.
Be well informed
To keep up with your nation and society in terms of events happening both locally, national and international, read informative pieces of literature about the country and its history, global news, local and national news.
A nation is governed and driven by the government that rules it. However, a good citizen is one who ascertains and sees that the government bodies keep up their duties in helping with civic responsibilities, guiding citizens of the nation and acting within rules and regulations, all for the benefits of citizens. In cases, when such bodies go beyond their jurisdiction, do not perform said duties, it is imperative you, as a good citizen speak up about such failure of duties and atrocities performed by the government. Overall, good citizen analyses decisions logically and critically.
Be well rounded
A good citizen always upholds and stays true to his share of civic duties needed to be performed, such as recycling, paying bills and taxes on time, conserving water and electricity, avoid going into excessive debt, maintaining a clean environment and avoid littering and working for the betterment of self and nation.