The Role Of A Citizen Essay

1226 Words Nov 16th, 2016 5 Pages
Every single person on this planet is connected to and part of a community. This can be a small, hometown community or one that spreads across the globe. From a young age, we need to be taught how to function in our role of the community. There are many different types of citizenship with many ways to act, but in the end, what you do should be for the good of all people. Several people have spoken of citizenship and what comes along with it and none of them seem to agree on any one thing; a person really has to make up their mind as to how to be a good citizen and how important that will be to them. The role of a citizen in a community should revolve around being the best person you can be to better the community as a whole. Etzioni spoke of the morality we have as citizens. That citizens in any community are lacking the morality and social norms that we once had. There are no social norms that every single person follows nowadays. Most people tend to focus largely on themselves rather than trying to do what it best for the whole community. We can no longer have a “live and let live” mentality; we do not think about the effects of our actions on other people. Right and wrong within a community matters and when the offence is against a more serious social norm, the backlash is higher. There should be more importance placed on social norms because these norms are what make up our societies and our own unique personalities. We have to care for and respect one another through…

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