Ed Brayton answers the question, "What is Civic Responsibility?"I rather like his answer:http://freethoughtblogs.com/dispatches/2013/01/17/what-is-ci...The first thing that comes to mind is the concept of reciprocity: We have a responsibility to treat others as we would wish to be treated. In a civic contest, what this means to me is that we have a responsibility to demand and work for fairness and justice, not only for ourselves but for others as well....The second thing that comes to mind is that we have a responsibility to try to make the world a better place within our sphere of influence. Few of us can affect big changes in society, but we can have an impact on people’s lives on a smaller scale....As an atheist, I believe that the universe is utterly indifferent to the suffering we endure, and sometimes inflict on others. But that doesn’t mean we have to be indifferent to it. And I believe we all have a responsibility to make the societies we live in better in whatever small ways we can. Millions of people doing little things to help those around us adds up to a whole lot of good and a healthier and happier human race.I particularly enjoyed his Arthur Ashe quote, one I've not heard before:[S]ervice to others is the rent we pay for the space we take up on the planet.
Honda requires that you change the oil every 3000 miles, rotate the tires every ten thousand, and wash the car at least once a week
That doesn't apply to Accord's right?
That doesn't apply to Accord's right? I don't know. Never had enough money to afford one.
What is Civic Responsibility? ============================Killing bad guys who threaten you or your family' life.
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