How can u be a true world citizen

July 10, 2007 8:18am CST
For me the essence of being a filipino is to chnage it. Change it as it is now. Change the people, change the souls. There is no one awake here.All are sleeping. We cannot be led my the blind. The common people, the leaders. There is no one awake here. Everybody is wasting time. And resting. We don't need any revolution. We need change. No copying. No being ignorant. No being hateful.How can one feel the force of these words as I have the details of these things I say in my heart? But incomplete. How to do it, I don't know. I am like the many. No one can see from my life the proof. Everyday, I see every face as a monster, a hateful impostor. I start to hate people for their fault. But no I don't hold the justice either and I should be ashamed. I dont know exactly the woes of other people and world in general, I ahvent seen it. But the things we do, the things we're sincerely believing to, not of ignorant nature, should lead one. But anybody who has it to be a friend? I can't find no one.
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@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
10 Jul 07
Hello sirus!(",) It is always said that change should start with oneself. To be a true citizen one should always practice the 5 citizenship themes which are honesty, compassion, respect, responsibility and courage. * Honesty is the basic theme of good citizenship. A person must be honest with others, and with himself or herself, in order to be a good citizen. * Compassion is the emotion of caring for people and for other living things. Compassion gives a person an emotional bond with his or her world. * Respect is similar to compassion but different in some ways. An important aspect of respect is self-respect, whereas compassion is directed toward others. Respect is also directed toward inanimate things or ideas as well as toward people. For example, people should have respect for laws. Finally, respect includes the idea of esteem or admiration, whereas compassion is a feeling people can have for others they don’t necessarily admire. * Out of honesty, compassion, and respect comes Responsibility, which includes both private, personal responsibility and public responsibility. Individuals and groups have responsibilities. Responsibility is about action, and it includes much of what people think of as good citizenship. You may wish to point out that one of the main responsibilities of students is to learn. They must educate themselves so that they can live up to their full potential. * Finally, the theme of Courage is important to good citizenship. Human beings are capable of moving beyond mere goodness toward greatness. Courage enables people to do the right thing even when it’s unpopular, difficult, or dangerous. Many people---including Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King Jr., Susan B. Anthony, and Mohandas Gandhi---have had the courage to change the rules to achieve justice. Hope you get something from it!(",) I always believe that I can make a difference in this world by being honest, compassionate, respectful, responsible and courages.(",) Let's continue to touch lives and make a difference!(",)
• Taiwan
17 Jul 07
hi! thanks for that. Nice response.