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There is no doubt that globalization is an issue which frequently generates a great deal of heated debate, with opponents

claim that globalization can lead to total loss of cultural identity, whilst supporters remaining that it is not true. The
arguments surrounding such issue will hence be discussed in this essay.

Upon initial examinations, it cannot be denied that globalization is making countries in the world we live in closer than
ever before. As a general rule, people around the world, in some ways, are becoming more and more similar. For
example, we often eat the same food, watch the same TV shows, listen to the same types of music and we wear the
same clothes. Besides, it is not difficult to find that many cities in Western countries are decorated during Lunar New
Year as well as people in Asian countries are celebrating on Halloween or Thanksgiving days. As a consequence, it
seems that societies are becoming alike and the uniqueness of every culture is dying.

On the other hand, advocators of globalization generally base their arguments on the essence of culture identity. The
foundation of culture identity is shared values. For instance, in Eastern countries, living close to your parents and taking
care of them when they turning old are considered very important, even when you are mature enough and have your
own family. In contrast, in Western societies, people after the age of 18 are encouraged to move out by their own
parents. Being independent is considered a great value. Another example is that, regardless of how well the world be
globalized; most of Asian people still prefer chopsticks and spoons to forks and knives.

In conclusion, I totally disagree with the argument that cultures identity can be inevitably lost due to globalization. In
my opinion, the identity of every culture is immortal and exists independently with globalization

Globalization has become integrated through the global network of trade, transportation, communication and
immigration. It is feared by many to eventually bring an end to cultural identity. However, I am convinced that not only
will globalization help retain and improve local cultures, but it also will strengthen cultural bonds between distant

First of all, people can realize how they are different from others in distant lands, which may lead to their interest in
learning about other cultures. This means every culture will have to preserve and present its unique features such as
local cuisine or craftsmanship in order to maintain foreign interest in itself and have something to offer in competition
with other communities. As a result, a sense of cultural identity can be reinforced – even rekindled and restored where
it has already been lost.

Secondly, cultures in different parts of the world familiarise themselves with the ceremonies, food and clothes of other
people, it is highly likely that they will begin to improve on their own, thus developing more efficient ways of life
while retaining their original characteristics.

Finally, although some people might think that the aforementioned “trade” of cultural features can doom the unique
identity of a culture, they need to consider that this will not necessarily result in local people abolishing their culture
and fully embracing another. Instead, the communication and exchange involved in globalisation can improve
understanding and tolerance in the international community, which certainly can help with the conservation of older
cultures and their sense of identity.

In conclusion, I think if the positive aspects of globalisation are considered and stressed, it is not likely to pose any
threats to the cultural identity of local communities and will instead contribute to it in a variety of ways.

We are living in a flat world where any geographical separation becomes irrelevant. Under global forces, societies are
on the way to transform to be closer together and to share many things in common. A new style of fashion in a Korean
movie is quickly adapted in Vietnam and several other cultures. Western civilization is sweeping over developing
countries, affecting the surface of culture and leading to remarkable changes in the behavior and thinking of a certain
number of people. Does the globalization results in the loss of cultural identity? That’s a question I try to search for an

It is understood to see that a cultural loss seems to be apparent in some of communities where the cultural main stream
is so weak. Many communities living in Africa and South America abandon their mother tongues to speak English or
another language of the dominant culture. Many are far too pessimistic to think that if this trend keeps going on, the
global diversity of cultural identities will be lost forever. To me personally, globalization is natural evolution of
mankind and cultural identities are as present as ever.

Cultural identity or cultural main stream is established upon core values that are shared and improved for a long time of
development of a society. These values include language, system of belief, genetic traits, literature, customs and habits
and many other values that make one community different from the others. Cultural identity is formed on much more
than a Hollywood film we watch, several economic benefits we earn or a fashion trend we adapt from other cultures.
English, for example is an important and popular foreign language in my country Vietnam due to its economic benefits
it brings about to those who speak fluently. However, Vietnamese mother tongue never disappears or looses because of
its valuable quintessence, rich nuance and aesthetic values that many Vietnamese generations have built. Another
example can be seen clearly between American and Vietnamese culture. Although American culture influences upon
the way the young Vietnamese behave and has some impacts on the old system of habits and customs, Vietnamese
identity is still intact. For example, American values are based on individual freedom and hard-working. The
Vietnamese, on the other hand, tend to build values on spending more leisure time for family and taking care children
and reaching a communal consensus rather than an individual decision.

As far as I am concerned, globalization is a chance for many nations to transform to a civilized nation with a refreshed
system of values and identities, I don’t believe in the assumption that this new trend is cause of disappearance of
cultural identity.

Globalization – a topic of heated argument, with as many likes, as its dislike. Both like and dislike have their own
requisites and measures. Globalization has its own importance in terms of economic development and race for power.
But it’s not always welcomed by those who love to keep up our culture and dignity.

People adapting to the western culture does not necessarily mean getting away with their civilization. Every culture has
its good and bad virtues. It is completely on an individual whether what to absorb and take into practises in life. The
point of utmost importance is not to betray our own culture, by flowing away with the glittering charm of other society
and culture.
Talking of the positive attitudes for the globalization, it has a deep rooted stand in economic growth of the nation. The
growing trans-communication in different ways viz. tele-communications like Internet, emails, calls and video-calling,
chats, along with the advancement in the various routes of transportation have made the world come closer. The
families could easily interact and converse with their children abroad. We can know the latest day-to-day advancements
in technology and keep up with the pace of the world. Our people have very well grown up with the inter-personal
skills, much confident to go hand-in-hand with anyone from any part of the world.
India has its own charm, as nowhere in the world has the tradition of joint families, the affection and bonding within the
relationships /families has always a stand in the world. The respect to the women and the way of handling the physical
relationship with immense respect and integrity has been a beauty among us Indians. The vivid culture, language,
traditions, right from the dance forms to the food ingredients and delicacies, all within the same country and everyone
marching in a united way to portraying themselves as one unit India, is always amazing and astonishing feature for
everyone outside our country.

Still, when we go to the dark aspect of this globalization, it has blinded our youth regarding our own richness of
culture. Our nation which had always been an ever-shining star for its rich culture and civilization, is now facing a
downfall due to the import of westernization into our culture. Globalization has helped us to cope up with the
advancing science, but where on earth has our emotions and bonding gone?

Youth today is just concentrating to top the financial market; they don’t have time to spend with their family, kids for
whom they are striving hard day and night. We have forgotten that money can get us anything, but not the true love and
innocence. We have engrossed ourselves to the technology to the extent that we are failing to respect the relationship.
Charm of glittering designation and gadgets have faded the importance of the elders in the family. We don’t realize dis-
respecting elderly people in the fake prestige of technology and ego of being literate. All this is nothing but the
blackened gift to us by the globalization.

It’s not only the globalization but the blinded youth brains that is digging our culture. We have false ego to project, but
lack a wise brain to implement it for the betterment of our economy, promoting the agricultural sector and rural class.
Our focus is just to gain a good word from the mouth of the foreigner, though we are receiving continuous criticism
from our own men.

We have failed to respect the unity in diversity, projecting different rallies and demanding own region to be split
further. Where has the unity gone, why are we seeking a split in our states? Last but definitely not the least is the status
of women in Indian society today. We have not only blackened our face within our own nation but worldwide, by dis-
respecting and assaulting women from different countries, who have visited India with the faith of gaining respect.
Women have been downtrodden and today women lack safety in their own country. What else can be more shameful
than this? Thinking deeply makes us realize that it’s we who have permitted pubs, disco, night outs so openly, and the
liberty is being misused now.
These aspects of globalization definitely need to be blacklisted at the earliest. It’s the need of hour; we need to realize
this high time and start educating our children right from the childhood the art of deriving good virtues, thereby
maintaining our own uniqueness. Let’s join hands to save our nation and culture from getting destructed.