The only thing that remains “unchanged” is the change itself.
Change is the infinitely ongoing process with reference of the time. In thismodern era, many things which were not part of our origin or culture have nowbecome essential for us. By the adaptation of habits from other culture, theimprovement takes place and the changes are merged within. Globalization is themain factor which has affected most in this never ending process of change. In easy words, globalization can be define as the transfer ofideas, knowledge, values, emotions, technology, economy and wealth, etc. on theglobal platform in the way of changing or reshaping the cultural boundaries andimprovement for the necessity. For example, when we wake up morning we changeour t-shirt which is made in UK.
We than use the Volkswagen car to go to marketthat is made in Germany. We purchase electronics, spices, books, etc which aremade in South Korea, India and China respectively. It is only possible with thehelp of globalization. Globalization affects on many different parameters likegoods and services, technology, business, financial and economical levels. Onindividual or personal levels, it has affected by changing standard of livingand quality of living.
As we all know that globalization has affected useconomically and politically, it has also affected socially on a way more broaderscale. With technology becoming fast and easily portable, people of differentparts of the world are interacting together. Today they can easily know eachother’s culture and tradition. So technology has made this world a smallerplace and makes the people come closer to know each other’s lifestyle andculture. In general there are number of positive effects of globalizationon culture as not every good practice was born in one culture or civilization.
The world in which we live today is a result of several cultures comingtogether. When people of one culture observe the flaws in their particular culture,they start adopting the habits of the other cultures which are more correct orsuitable with the times. Societies have become larger as they have welcomedpeople of other civilizations and backgrounds, creating a whole new culture oftheir own. Traditions, Cooking styles, languages and customs have spread allaround the sphere due to globalization. The same can be said about movies,musical styles and other art forms which have moved from one country toanother, leaving an impression on a culture which has adopted them. As people fromdifferent cultural backgrounds interact more frequently, their prejudices abouteach other can decrease as they learn from each other. Some argue that globalization is negative as it will forcepoorer countries of the world to do whatever the big and developed countriestell them to do.
Another viewpoint is that developed countries are the ones whomay lose out because they are involved in outsourcing many of the manufacturingjobs that used to be done by their own citizens. Talking at some instance Whenmany cultures interact on a regular basis, though, one of the cultures canbecome more dominant or integrated into another’s and threaten the othergroup’s cultural traditions. Many developing countries have not sostrict pollution laws than those in the developed countries. Increasedindustrialisation and emission from factories located in the host countries andemissions from transportation of goods are increasing pollution to theenvironment. Agricultural lands are also lost in the process along withwildlife and habitats.
Some refer to globalization as the intensification of globalinterconnectedness, suggesting a world full of movement and mixture, contactand linkages, and persistent cultural interactions and exchange. Thetechnologies of communication and transport have made economy more and moremobile. Globalization can benefit individuals by allowing them to partake inother, immigrant cultures, which may increase their aspirations. The rapid flowof capital, people, goods and ideologies pulls the world together in a tightnet which may sometimes strangle the individuals it is meant to liberate. Thisinterconnectedness can be traced back to European colonialism, which began theprocess of cultural homogenization across geographical boundaries. Major number of countries has been affected by globalizationup to some extent which is beyond argument whether the countries are developedcountries like USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, and Russia or thedeveloping countries like India, Argentina,Egypt,Mexico, Brazil, Philippines, Qatar,etc.
The Impact of Globalization has changed the way of life of people in majorparts of Asia by changing their traditional habits like food, clothing style,communication methods, rituals, transportation, education standards, etc. Howeverthere is no question that the West has also benefited from globalization. TheUnited Kingdom and the United States have seen huge increase in sectors like services,especially in financial services. However, the accompanying income inequalityis of a different hue than in Asia. Younger and better educated workers locatedin cosmopolitan urban centers such as New York and London has seen a phenomenalincrease in their income. On the other hand, older, less educated workers inthe rusting industrial belts of northern England and America have lost theirjobs to manufacturers overseas.
Instead of jobs with good growth prospectsenjoyed by several generations in the past, the quality of jobs hasdeteriorated and there is little hope among the rust belt’s working class thatthis situation can be turned around. Germany has shown the way to creatinghigh-end manufacturing jobs in a rich-country setting. It has a great number ofhighly skilled work forces that produces which are technology-intensive that generatea large trade. There is little support in Germany for reneging on globalcommitments. Talkingabout the India, since the beginning India is known for diversity and prosperity in its culture.
It has one of the oldestcivilization and culture in the world yet Indian culture has the immense powerto unite peoples together despite of such diversity. As the change isthe law of nature, more or less like two faces of a coin, the change hasboth the positive and the negative impacts on Indian culture. Today Indians aremoving to other parts of the world for higher education and learning bettertechnology. A girl is no more restricted to home, and a woman to a housewife. Girlsare also getting opportunities for their better education and lifestyle, sameas the boys. Old traditions and rituals are changing every year. These changesare the roots for the better society where the women have the same right as themen have. Talking about the marriages,the changes are visible.
Now younger generation has liberty to choose theirlife partner themselves unlikely traditionally their parents used to find amarriage partner for them. Today If parents chooses a life partner for them thenthey allow their children to spend time with their life partner for understandingeach other and then perform the marriage ceremony if both are comfortable andagree to do so. By doing this they gave their children a better chance to havea better future.
Younger generation now have the freedom of choice in contrastwith the old culture of Indian society where parents were solely responsiblefor choosing life partner for their children and less interferences wereallowed. Indian food, clothing and languages are varied with respect todifferent states. The food varies in its taste, but every food has its ownnutrient value and every region is specified and rich in its medicinalpreparations with the home remedies. Even the clothing varies in differentstates which is very much particular in maintaining the dignity of woman. Thevaries cuisines from all over the world though have different flavours to add,still the food ingredients that have inflicted with much popularity are thejunk food items whichare adopted from western culture. The dressing like thesuitings for the males is an inappropriate match for the Indian type ofclimate.