Citizenship recognizes that we all depend on each other, that there is no such thing as a self-made man or woman.
As citizens, we give back to the communities of which we are a part, acknowledging our debt to both the living and to those who came before us. We participate in the roles and task that must be filled for a healthy collective, whether that collective is a household, a nation-state, or something bigger. We do what needs doing rather than leaving it for someone else. We seek to elevate not only our own well being but the well being of all.