These days the growing global business relationships and interaction between various cultures have resulted in faster development of one nation, but some people believe that along with such development, there is the degradation of the individual identities of many countries. Although the latter view can be sometimes true, the trend seems to bring several benefits.
On the other hand, there are some reasons why globalization could result in a loss of one nation’s identity. In fact, young generation tend to prefer foreign songs, films and TV shows rather than their traditional folksongs, dances and dramatics thanks to the process of integration. As a consequence, the dominance of affluent countries’ cultures speeds up the disappearance of others’ cultural specialties. Also, borderless commerce underlines the necessity of an international language, which results in people from distinct regions speaking the same language. The disappearance of a language, which carries a whole set of culture, eventually leads to a boring life of human beings.
On the one hand, widening international exchanges, both in the field of business and culture, have exerted positive influences to a nation as well as its people. The establishment of large international businesses firms has created a great number of jobs for the educated and skilled youth in many underdeveloped countries. For example, the arrival of software and outsourcing companies like Samsung or Intel have created enormous jobs for engineers in Vietnam. Secondly, in the area of flourishing international tourism, a country is given the ability to promote its images in others’ eyes. Cultural quintessence including cuisine, costume and festivals can be preserved and brought into play.
In conclusion, although we need to acknowledge that globalisation has resulted in a certain loss of cultural identities, it has enormous benefits in terms of economic development and cultural evolution of the world.
Nguồn: DOL English