The idea from civics comes from french civisme, in turn derived from the Latin word civis (which can be translated as "citizen" ). The concept refers to a behavior that develops in accordance with the rules of coexistence that regulate social life. It can also be linked to respect for institutions and laws .
It is understood that civility implies not to transgress the guidelines that allow to live peacefully in community. Civics, therefore, means respecting the rights of others and take care of public spaces and the environment. If all members of society acted with civility, there would be no violence , since conflicts would be resolved through dialogue and institutional action.
Suppose a person You need to carry out works in your apartment (apartment). To avoid disturbing his neighbors, he starts work at 10 in the morning, interrupts them at noon and then picks them up between 16 and 18. In this way he does not make noises that could interfere with the rest of the other individuals. It is also responsible for cleaning the dirt generated by the works, depositing the debris and waste in the corresponding container. All these actions demonstrate the citizenship of the subject in question.
Other rules that are considered key to behave with citizenship are the following:
-We must avoid talking too loudly as well as shouting in public spaces such as hospitals or libraries.
-When someone is talking to a person they should listen and not interrupt their speech.
- You don't have to cough on other people.
-When traveling by public transport (subway, bus ...) you have to respect the seats that are reserved for the elderly, people with physical disabilities or pregnant women. In the event that all those who are of that type were occupied, what will have to be done will be to get up and give them the seat.
-If you are going to go through a very narrow staircase or section, the other person will be allowed to pass if you are an older person or someone who has some type of physical disability.
-Before entering the train car, in an office or store, you must allow those who are at the door to leave.
-Do not spit on the ground.
-In the same way, another basic rule of citizenship is that you do not go down the street without a shirt.
-You have to respect the signs of not smoking in closed and public spaces as well as in means of transport.
-Another key norm of citizenship is that of not urinating and not defecating in the street.
-If you travel by bicycle you must do it on the bike lane and not on the sidewalk, because that is a real danger for citizens who move on foot.
Someone who does not respect traffic regulations, throws papers on the street, listens music at full volume at night and destroys the benches of a park for fun, however, is not respecting the rules of citizenship.
It is generally understood that citizenship starts from the education : It is necessary to know what should be respected and why. Who knows the rules of coexistence and understands that transgressing them causes damage, is likely to act with civility.