WHO IS A GOOD CITIZEN?

who is a good citizen?

 

 Being born in a specific country, having a certificate of citizenship will only make you a citizen by birth or by certificate respectively, but to be a good citizen you need something far greater than these.

Being a good citizen makes one an asset to his country and not a liability

Each and every citizen need to be good enough, good citizens strengthen country, serve as a motivation to their leaders and are regarded as ambassadors for country's development and ensure good governance.

This is an in depth article explaining who a good citizen is, and the qualities one need to have to be a good citizen.

You can also read why leaders fail to protect the interest of their followers

DEFINITION OF TERMS


Below are the definitions of some of the words to be mostly used in this article for a bette digestion of its meaning.


CITIZEN

A citizen is  a native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection

 

GOOD CITIZEN

Is a naturalized member of a state or nation who have all the qualities required of a good citizen, some of the qualities are listed in this articcle keep reading.

 

PATRIOTISM

Is the love one have for his country,  his devotion, sacrifice and respect for that country is what is called patriotism.

I recently wrote an article who is a patriotic citizen, you can read more about patriotism there.

POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

Is the engagement one have for the political affairs of his country.

Political participation includes contesting for political positions, voting of leaders and struggle for good governance.


QUALITIES OF A GOOD CITIZEN


To be a good citizen, there are many qualities that on need to have, qualities that makes him productive, and transform him into the better version of him, and hence make him someone everyone will be proud of.

Below are some of the qualities every citizen must possess to be a good citizen:

A GOOD CITIZEN IS PATRIOTIC


Patriotism is to love your country, you can check my article who is a patriotic citizen to read more on what patriotism is all about.


Patriotism is one of the most important qualities a good citizen need to have if not the most important, without patriotism, a country will not progress.


Citizens should make the love of their country a priority, they should do everything possible to protect their country.

A GOOD CITIZEN HAVE CHARACTERS


Good characters, conducts and ethics are prerequisites to every good citizen.

A good citizen is expected to exhibit the following:


Honest: honesty is a character every good citizen should exhibit

Peaceful: every good citizen is expected to be peace loving and promote peace.

Hardworking: a good citizen is hardworking and dedicative.

A GOOD CITIZEN IS PRODUCTIVE


It is expected that  good citizen should be productive.

He should a person who think of an implement ideas that are beneficial to his country and other citizens.

A citizen can be productive in the economic sector by bringing up ideas that can uplift his country's standard economically and hence help provide employment opportunities to other citizens.

Same is applied in the academic section, when a citizen come up with brainstorming ideas that could reshape his country's academic h is said to be productive and hence a good citizen.

NOTE: Productiveness is applied to every section, economy and academics are used here as examples.

A GOOD CITIZEN IS WELL INFORMED


A good citizen follows the news, h is well informed knowing most of the things trending in his country whether in politics, economy, academics, security or any other aspect.

He follows and listen to reputable media stations to get genuine updates.

A GOOD CITIZEN PARTICIPATE IN POLITICS


A good citizen is active in politics.

He participate immensely in the political affairs of his country.

He partake in elections and vote for a good person who have possessed the qualities good leaders are expected to have.

It should be noted that political apathy which in brief is the refusal of citizen to participate in the political affairs of his country is not encouraged as it can result in many problems.

 I wrote an article on cases of political apathy and the way out you should check it out to know more.

A GOOD CITIZEN IS LAW ABIDING


One of the most important qualities a good citizen must have is respect for law.

Every good citizen must abide by his country's laws, follow them and let other know about it.

Laws and orders are created to ensure a peaceful living, the laws are for our own benefits, so we should try our best to abide by those laws.

A GOOD CITIZEN RESPECTS HIS COUNTRY 


The respect citizen have for his country make him good citizen.

It is a must for a citizen to revere, adore and respect his country, it is his homeland and his pride.

All national symbols such as national flag, national anthem, historical places among others should be respected.

It should also be noted that ethnic groups, tribes and cultures are to be respected.

A GOOD CITIZEN PERFORM HIS OBLIGATIONS


 Good citizen knows his obligations and execute them diligently.

To be a good citizen you need to do each and every of your obligations.

Citizen obligations may vary in different countries, so it is advised that you should read about your obligations which my be found in your country's constitution and perform it diligently and with passion

A GOOD CITIZEN CONTRIBUTE TOWARD THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIS COUNTRY


A good citizen do everything possible to make his country look good and stable, it is expected that every good citizen will put his country's need above his own needs.
Your country should be your priority!

FINAL WORDS


These are some of the qualities (listed above) which is required of every citizen before he/she can be called a good citizen.

We all want our countries to progress, we want things to change for better, but we first need to change our countries, be the better versions of ourselves, respect law and orders, be patriotic, be productive and have many more good qualities beyond what i listed here above, then the progress will come.

Country first

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  1. Thank for this article, it is very informative and detailed.

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