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What are the pros and cons of global citzenship?

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There are pros and cons of global citizenship. Being a global citizen means a person sees things from a worldwide viewpoint and not just from the viewpoint of their own locale or own country. These people look at what is good for the world first, and then they consider the needs of their own country or their own situation. One benefit of being a global citizen is that decisions will be made based on what is best for the world as a whole. People will consider the impact of the decisions that they make based on the impact on the entire world. This action could lead to making the world a better place than it currently is right now.

A negative aspect of being a global citizen is that decisions made in the best interests globally may be harmful to one’s own country. If a country encourages its young people to work abroad to help underdeveloped areas of the world, this might harm the economy at home. Some of the brighter minds may leave their country to work elsewhere. If economic...

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