A citizen is anybody who is loyal to their country and its norms. They take part in their local community and democracy activities at any given point. They participate in small activities like community cleanliness and big activities like educating members of the society. There are several ways in which a citizen can help in improving the living standards of a society. Some include the following.
Helping the needy in the society is essential. Being generous to others in the community is the basis for improving it. Helping the needy in the society either financially or even giving them your time is very important. You can also assist in community work like providing for their needs and fundraising. In doing this, they become better people in the society, and they will always remember where they started.
In addition, it is essential to take responsibility for ourselves and actions. How do you teach others when you are irresponsible? Even though sometimes we have to take the blames of others, we are supposed to be proactive and try to do the best we can. You should also mind the physical and emotional needs of others. For the youngsters, they are supposed to find themselves work to do rather than blaming the system. They should be responsible for their personal needs. Being responsible means hard work, self-discipline, and self- identity.
Moreover, it is important to be civilized. Being civilized means respecting everyone’s point of view. Even on disagreement, we should disagree with some dignity and avoid personalizing it. We should be patient and attentively listen before jumping into conclusions. If everyone in the society is patient, respectful and polite, how will the society be? It would be the best place to live.
Furthermore, education is an essential factor. It is important to learn about the society, the people in it and the world at large.
Know everyone around you especially for democracy purposes. Learn about you your environment and the challenges affecting it. It also helps to improve the standards of the living standards of your community by understanding the environmental conditions. You can also learn to educate your community on issues like environmental issues, sports issues among others.
Lastly and most important of all these is active participation in the community. Participation includes voting, volunteering in community work among other community activities. It is essential to take some time to participate in community work to improve its standards. You should participate willingly and not be forced to do anything. We can use our talents to improve the living standards of the society. We can also invest and get involved in the societal activities.
In conclusion, all these ideas require everyone’s responsibility and efforts. It is important because it helps one depends on themselves and avoid depending on the government or other external personnel in the society. These ideas may not solve all societal problems, but at least they minimize the problems and improve the living standards of people in the community. They make the society a better place.