Global Citizen Essay

Words: 1649
Pages: 7

Kimberly Pacheco Ms. Shelton
Enc 1101
16 February 2012
What is a Global Citizen? The concept of what defines a global citizen varies, for people have their own opinions and say about how they see an ideal one as. Kwame Appiah wrote Cosmopoltianism, and in his opinion, a global citizen is seen as one who sees no division within themselves and “others”; that it is necessary to agree with one another to behave morally. The view of an ideal global citizen has been altered for centuries, and in every culture it is uniquely seen and educated differently. Many Americans may agree when asked, “what is an ideal global citizen”, their responses would be, following the laws, paying taxes, helping out around the community, having a job or
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American soldiers, for instance show strong patriotism to our country because they are willing to kill others that are either a threat to us or stand in our way. The same goes with the group we are fighting with on the other side of the world. They have so much pride for their country and are fighting for it on a daily basis. No matter what the outcome maybe turn out to be, it’s the fact that they’re showing devotion to where they were born and grew up. A global citizen is yet far from that, on top of that, the image of world peace is number one. World peace is something that a global citizen would promote. People being free, respectful to each other, and as well as helping one another to have a better future and life for everyone living on Earth. One must understand what hurts the earth such as war, pollution, natural disasters, and/or ignorance of one another. An ideal global citizen to me is one that is eco friendly and as well caring for everything around or on Earth besides humans, such as animals. From using recycled bags to put your groceries in, to buying hybrid cars, which ever it may be, an ideal global citizen will do such things to better earth itself. When it comes to animals, yes, we don’t necessarily have to all become vegetarians, but possibly the way of handling animals in a slaughterhouse is one to be thought of. Being cruel and inhumane to