Instruction: Write a paragraph telling how people can be good citizens
People can be good citizens if they abide by the ordinances, regulations, and laws of their community and country. Following a set of rules that are beneficial for the public will bring about other advantages (such as progress). For instance, if people follow traffic rules, there is a greater likelihood of minimizing the occurrence of road accidents. Likewise, when individuals avoid committing crimes, there will be fewer crimes. When there are less crimes, people feel more safe and comfortable whether at home or elsewhere. Other than being law-abiding citizens, people should also exercise their freedom and other rights (as long as they do not infringe the freedom and rights of their fellow human beings). When individuals freely express their thoughts, ideas, and other forms of expression in a democratic society, there is a better chance to come up with newer and better ways of doing things. For example, if people do not like how others treat them, they should air their sentiments in proper forum or court coupled with enough evidences. It is not the case that because other individual treated them unfairly that they should also do the same. It is better to treat people kindly despite the fact that they are unkind so as to avoid farther damage (e.g., revenge, injurious actions, or even death). However, this does not mean that lawbreakers or criminals per se should just get off-the-hook, but face restorative justice. In addition to the aforementioned, being good citizens also mean other things. At a personal level, people should have self-respect so that others will have respect on them, too. People should also avoid doing immoral acts because they will abrade the moral foundations of society, especially of families. If people are good citizens, that is, care and love one another, there is a greater chance of having a more prosperous nation.