What is a Good Citizen?
I think a good citizen has three main guidelines. First, a good citizen is polite. Second, a good citizen looks out for others. Third, a good citizen follows the law. I think a good citizen is polite, looks out for others and follows the law.
A good citizen is polite. They don't damage property, signs, or other people's houses. Those would not be good neighborly things to do. After having lunch they throw their trash in the garbage. People do this because parks covered in litter aren't good places for kids to play. Good citizens don't do stuff to annoy their neighbors. Neighbors don't do this, because that might make the other neighbor's life miserable and then they could be annoying back which in turn could make life miserable for both neighbors. Good citizens don't damage property, litter, or be bad neighbors.
A good citizen looks out for others. If someone got drunk at a party, a good citizen would let them stay the night or drive them home. They would do this because a drunk driver can be a danger on the road. After leaving home if a good citizen sees someone rob a store they report it. Then others could be on their guard. While coming from work if a good citizen sees people selling drugs he would report it. He would do this because drugs are deadly and addictive, and in order to buy more innocent people could be hurt. Good citizens help neighbors, report robberies, and report drug dealings.
A good citizen follows the law. If while walking his dog, a good citizen sees something he wants, he wouldn't steal it. People don't do this because it would cost the shop owner money to replace it. While driving, a good citizen follows the speed limit. They do this because if while speeding they go around a sharp corner they could roll their car or hurt someone. When mad, good citizens would not harm anyone. Because they might go to jail and the person could go to the hospital. Good citizens don't steal, speed, or harm others.