As I’ve mentioned in the previous post, there are many causes and results of globalization. Improved technology is one of the most important reasons of this phenomenon. It was very influential because people became able to communicate more easier and the transportation costs went down. The Internet and other media gave people the opportunity to get to know other countries and cultures, look for information they need and in consequence travel, trade and communicate more with people from all over the world. The other reason is higher life expectancy which gave people more time to travel and general improvement in people’s education and living standards. People became more aware of the world and interested in getting to know it better.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of globalization? It is very difficult to decide if a certain outcome is positive or negative. For example people are able to travel and migrate more. In general it is a positive thing. But on the other hand there is a possibility that they will cause problems in their new country (take benefits, get a citizen’s job, etc.). The other positive is the possibility to stay in touch with people from other countries or continents and for the governments to join international organizations. The negative outcome is also the decrease in people’s local connections. People care less about their own culture, traditions and language. They also prefer buying products in well-known foreign company than choosing their domestic goods.
The most important thing to remember is that even if there is a possibility of reducing differences between cultures or individuals people cannot forget about their origins. We should share our experiences, traditions with others in order to keep our originality. We should never choose to make the world look the same everywhere. People have to think of globalization as a long-term process which cannot be stopped and do everything to take as many as possible positives as possible.
That’s what I think.