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What do you think it takes to be a good citizen?

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By Madeleine Latimer

We often wonder what it takes to be a good citizen. Is being a good citizen going to vote, doing your civil duties, and being patriotic? Yes, but there is a little bit more to it. Being a good citizen should mean that you are respectful to everyone, no matter what your beliefs, and being a nice person to everyone who crosses your path, no matter how bad of a day you are having. You should be active in your community and be a productive member in your society. You should also keep yourself well informed in your community and around the world, as well as be vigilant in your surrounding community and in the world. You should be well-rounded, which means being well-read, well-educated, and cultured. You should also be a mentor and for other citizens. Be a prime example of a good citizen for others to look up to. Participate in your nation’s political life. Your say in politics is huge! Everyone should be going out to vote and express in their opinions and rights. Lastly, have good personal qualities. These qualities include being honest, having solid integrity, being responsible and respectful, showing compassion, being kind, being courteous, having self- discipline, having moral courage, having a love of justice and those who protect and serve us.

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