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Citizenship and Character

Updated on January 27, 2013

What do citizenship and character mean? They are both very similar. Citizenship can define your character. Character defines who you are as a person. It is not so much your personality but how you treat others. Character can also mean your best moral or ethical quality. Citizenship and character are attributes of leaders and prestigious, moral people. It is crucial you be principled and respectable when in any situation.

Citizenship means helping others and abiding by moral rules and laws of society. Community service projects show citizenship at its best. People are helping the less fortunate or cleaning up the environment. This is complying with the rules of what is right. Citizenship is what is right versus maybe doing what you want, and you have to be firm with yourself to stay on a justified path through life.

Character is having righteous characteristics or qualities about you. Webster’s Dictionary interprets righteous as being morally right or justifiable. I fully agree. To have character you have to be just and morally right. You have to adhere to what is virtuous even if it is not the popular choice. Having character supports and influences superior behavior and decision making which is extremely necessary.

Both character and citizenship are pivotal traits. You may have noticed that I have used the word, “moral” a great deal, and this is because it is what citizenship and character are based on. It is the principle of right behavior and actions. Citizenship and character are two of the best traits a person can have.

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