Importance of being a Global Citizen in 2017

Hey there friendlings,

Today I thought I’d share the importance of being a global citizen and how to become one. A global citizen is someone who has the following characteristics, qualities and practices.

1. Open Mindedness

With all the events that have been taking place in the world, I think that it is so important to be open minded and to avoid being ignorant. One of my favorite quotes is, “ignorance is a voluntary misfortune”. Being open minded gives us the ability to cooperate and solve problems. It bridges a gap which allows us to become innovative, have intuition and ingenuity. It’s important that we start listening to one another instead of talking over one another!

2. Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism is the “the presence of, or support for the presence of, several distinct cultural or ethnic groups within a society.” Being able to understand and learn about other people’s culture is another way of being open minded. Being united through diversity brings further development and stability to the world.

3. Accepting of Change

I believe that it is important to explore unfamiliar countries, cities or towns as this will give you proper insight of the world. Being in your little bubble for your whole entire life makes it difficult for you to adapt to new environments and accept change. Change is important and helps one grow whether it’s spiritually, mentally or emotionally.

4. Staying connected

Being a global citizen means you are alert of what is going on in your community, country and the world! It’s so important to be well educated and alert on the current status of the world as world leaders continue to make bold decisions.

5. Getting Involved

It’s important that you give back to the world in some sort of way. Whether it’s by spreading awareness of issues you believe are important or volunteering in some way, shape or form. There are so many ways to get involved and become a global citizen!

How to be a global citizen?

By incorporating the steps listed above, you are pretty much a global citizen!

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