Citizenship – character in action
Citizenship is the duties, rights, conduct and responsibilities of a citizen. Here are few examples of citizenship in action:
- Do your share
- Be a good neighbor
- Pursue the common good
- Respect the law and authority
- Observe just laws
- Help the community
- Protect the environment
- Participate in making things better by voicing your opinion, voting, serving on committees, reporting wrong doing and paying taxes
Often times, people reference citizenship as the Pillar that is the most difficult for them. Maybe that it sometimes require taking action. We are usually presented with opportunities or situations to be trustworthy or caring. But, doing our share, volunteering, helping the community or voting requires us to take initiative.
What about you? Now that we’ve highlighted each of the Six Pillars of Character – with which one do you find the most challenging?