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What are the pros and cons of global citzenship?

The benefits of being a global citizen are that a person's actions are meant to benefit the world as a whole. This can be demonstrated through efforts to improve the environment and to promote world peace. One major downside of being a global citizen means that one is less likely to promote the interests of one's own country.

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Being a global citizen is one way to tackle major economic and environmental problems faced by the world today. One can promote sustainability by consuming responsibly and supporting companies that tout their sustainability efforts. One can also take part in anti-poverty and anti-discrimination campaigns that advocate for helping people all over the world. One can travel abroad sustainably in order to learn about different cultures and gain a better understanding than one would gain from his/her home country's narrative about them.

There are some downsides to being a global citizen, however. One may not feel as much attachment to one's own home country. One may not feel an urge to help local people with their own anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts. One may also be in favor of international trade deals that would benefit large parts of the world but would actually hurt local producers and consumers. One may also not take as much interest in local and state politics even though...

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