GLOBALIZATION AND CULTURAL IDENTITY 3
At the verge of all these acts that are geared towards having a similar way of doing
things, we are losing our cultural identity. Despite the fact that all these advances being made at
the expense of bridging the gap that exists between our harmful disparities, culture is one of the
things that count most. Our identity and uniqueness makes us very special and instils the
boldness in us to stand out amongst the crowds. This issue being a topic with very heated
arguments, we naturally expect the extreme likes and extreme dislikes (Cleveland &Hallab,
2013). Despite every culture having its strengths and weaknesses, I don't consider it noble to
encourage embracing of the current trends and flowing with the glittering charm at the expense
of our beautiful culture that defines our identity.
Our current world may be simply describes as flat where geographical separation is just
an irrelevant issue. Through the existing global forces, the societies are growing to forget any
differences. The main pillar upon which cultural mainstream is established is the shared core
values that are improved over a long duration of time that a society develops. These values
include; literature, genetic traits, the system of belief, language among others. All these make
one community distinct from another. However, in the current world where one is likely to be
referred to any comer of the world at any time, they are likely to meet a new culture and hence
develop some coping technique. A neutral system that is not attributable to any society is thus
necessary. However, one loses the sense of belonging.
Indeed, globalisation is on the rise. Adopting a standard way of doing things has been the
order of the day in our current world. One cannot be identified with a particular trait of behaviour
due to the standard and centralised way of doing things. It is therefore evident that globalisation
is a contributor to the cultural loss and shortly, we may only have one culture.