Globalization makes all people become identical to each other
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Also, if knowing other people would cause a loss of individuality, it should have already applied to countries. For example, people in New York and people in Chicago are very different, and yet in the same country.
But the danger is that globalization of Western culture will develop very fast, because it is already happening: no one is wearing traditional costumes, everyone wants to follow the fashion, and the fashion is making people all look the same, same jeans, same shirts and etc.
Globalization also influences the cuisine of different cultures and nations. The McDonaldization is spreading all over the world. People are more likely to have the same hamburger on lunch than cook their traditional food.
That is why the process of globalization is taking away cultural values and make our world be as copied and than pasted.
First, the traditional costumes/food of a group of people are not what create their culture. A person who identifies with their ethnicity or cultural heritage does not lose that by changing their outfit, or going to a fast food restaurant. Globalization simply allows people the freedoms to look at other cultures. Even within cultures people will dress differently, eat differently. A trip to any capital city will show you a wealth of variety even within that one area, which, if globalization was such a driving force, would not be possible within the same country, let alone the same city.
Of course there are a lot of differences between people all over the world, we all look different, but there are some things that unite all of us. If these things will rapidly grow, then one day we may wake up in a world, where everyone has lost their identity and become the same.
There are a lot of languages have disappeared because of the globalization. According to statistics every 2 weeks one language is dying, just because all people start to speak the same language, and forget about their own.
It seems clear to me that if people do not stop, or maybe even do not try to stop the process of globalization, it will lead to situation when our grandchildren will live in a world with people identical to each other.
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