Global Citizen

 

What it means To Be a Global Citizen:

I’m sure the Oxford Dictionary has a huge definition for the entry “global citizen,” but this is how I see the term as –

We all have identities which define our personality – gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, caste religion. Being a global citizen adds another layer to that personality by which we see ourselves as a part of the world community. It doesn’t mean we have to forgo our other identities. It just shows our concern for the human race.

Being a global citizen is not a physical thing, it is more like a state in which we assume a positive attitude towards to the planet. It is caring about people around the globe and sharing a common humanity. It shows that you care for people even if you don’t share the same blood. It is true that most complex problems have a solution at the grass root level, but ultimately it adds up at a broader global perspective. As global citizens, we can boost gender equity, Rule of law, environmental protection, sustainable worldwide economic growth, poverty alleviation, prevention and cessation of conflicts between countries, elimination of weapons of mass destruction, humanitarian assistance, and preservation of cultural diversity

Above all, being a global citizen means that we recognize that we are all creatures living on the surface of Mother Earth. One day, I hope to be a fantastic global citizen.

 

 

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Are rules Meant to be Broken?

 

Are rules Meant to be Broken?

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If there is one thing that all teenagers wait for, it is getting their learner’s license, and I was one of those teenagers. When I finally turned sixteen years old, I was excited to run my mother’s scooter, but my father insisted on me getting my learners license first.

I took the painstaking task of completing the 827 multiple choice questions and passed the driving test with flying colors.

I felt responsible and careful because I knew what to do when I would be the woman at the helm. But when I was there actually on the road, I was completely frightening. There was utter chaos around me, with the rest of the drivers rushing forward like they were fighting for the last piece of bread in the world. I finally managed to come back home and plopped on the couch thinking about what I did wrong. Then it hit me – it wasn’t me who was at fault it was all the people around me who simply did not care enough to follow the rules.

The safe distance to maintain on a rainy day is a minimum of 20 meters, but here in India, it would be a great achievement if there was a gap of 2 inches. Such is the attitude of all those people who carry a legal driving license. Obviously, they take the saying “Rules are meant to be broken” to heart.

In reality, I strongly believe that a change in attitude is necessary for the betterment of people. This applies not only the case of following road rules, but in many different daily life scenarios. Following prescribed rules saves time, money, and lives and helps in the smooth running of a country. It all adds up to one thing – better development and a golden nation.