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What Attitudes & Actions Lead to Responsible Citizenship?

"We uniformly applaud what is right and condemn what is wrong when it costs us nothing but the sentiment."

William Hazlitt, 1823

Now it's time to dip deeper!  Actions and attitudes form the basic concepts of responsible citizenship.  Some of these include helpfulness, involvement, respect, and responsibility. 

Understanding how your values and attitudes influence your views as a citizen can be difficult.  In this section you will become aware of your actions, attitudes, beliefs, and values maybe for the first time.  So be prepared to experience changes in yourself! 

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Older adults can be effective models of good citizenship for young people in terms of
their attitudes and actions. But they can have an even greater impact by talking with
younger people about what it means to be a citizen.



*Citizenship section select ideas derived from Citizenship, Learning to Live as Responsible Citizens, published by Good Apple, Inc.

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