Global Citizen is a term that is used for every individual who sees himself or herself as the part of a modern emerging world community and whose actions and deeds help the community to expand and grow and to define the community’s values and practices.
Historically human always find themselves in building an organized community which is based on shared identity. These identities sometimes are forgotten due to the variation of needs and environment of each. These identities could be political, economic, religious or social. When the group identity become stronger, they make governance structure to support their beliefs and grow their community according to their beliefs.
In the modern world, Information, Transportation, and Communications technologies are supporting people to flourish their global identity. These technologies are also helping us and strengthen our abilities to make easy connections to the world. For example, the Internet is helping us to strengthen our abilities and to actively participate in the global economy, through the methods in which we can see the impact of atmospheric change on the environment of the world and the sympathy that we feel when we see the pictures of disasters in other countries. All the advanced technologies help the individual to achieve the academic, Personal and Professional goals (Reysen & Katzarska‐Miller, 2013)
There are different definitions of global citizenship in the modern world. The confusion about the definition of global citizenship is exacerbated due to the theories that are drawn from the diverse discipline. My definition of global citizenship is the entailing of people which are thinking and acting and acting globally and considering cultural diverseness which is the main role in global citizenship.
Global Citizens has the responsibility of adopting lifestyle and values that are reflecting our commitments to maintain planet and show respect to the diversity of world’s culture. For Example, It is the responsibility of every individual to minimize the card footprint and to the protect the environment and its resources. Everyone should promote the values of compression, tolerance, and sympathy for others and make supportive relationships with the people of other culture and countries.
It is the responsibility of every individual to participate and act for the betterment of the world. A global citizen has the responsibility to understand their perceptions and perspectives of others on global issues. Most of the global issues have multinational social, political, economic and ethical issues attached to it. As a global citizen, it is the responsibility of every individual to understand the different ideas and to work to on them and find a solution on ground bases. Global Citizen should not take side with one particular point of view but have to search for a way that will bring down all sides together (Tichy, McGill, & Clair, 1997)
To attain environmental sustainability, I prefer to use renewable energy resources. I have installed the solar panel system, and power station in my home and all of the electricity that I use comes from the sustainable energy resource. Thus causes environment sustainability.
I act for the betterment of the world. I use social media to give my reviews on the problems and conflicts that are faced by the world, and I suggest its solution so that my ideas can help in the betterment of the world
The general education courses that help in the understanding of global citizenship are Global Citizenship and Education and Think Globe. These courses influence me to be a global citizen because they realize me that it is the responsibility of every individual to act for the betterment of Global civilization and reduce the distance among the nations by increasing collaboration and resolve all the issues and conflicts in all of the nations
Reysen, S., & Katzarska‐Miller, I. (2013). A model of global citizenship: Antecedents and outcomes. International Journal of Psychology, 48(5), 858–870.
Tichy, N. M., McGill, A. R., & Clair, L. S. (1997). Corporate global citizenship: Doing business in the public eye. Lexington Books.