How globalization affects indigenous cultures

How globalization affects indigenous cultures

There is no doubt that the current flow of the world is globalization. Whether we like it or not, the world is coming together and it has certain pros and cons. Of course, there are opponents to this trend. They point to the various problems and dangers that can arise in a truly globalized society. 1 of them is the loss of national identity, customs, traditions and culture in general.

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Essentially, this means that a person no longer feels like Czech, Slovak, Italian or German, but as a resident of planet Earth, and this may sound idyllic until we realize that it also means the demise of individual cultures and what makes them different. It\’s a bit ironic these days to try to promote personality, but it really is.

Basically, this means that, wherever we are, individual places look practically the same (taking into account, of course, local conditions and climate). Differences in architecture, especially in the services provided, disappear. Regional specialties will be a thing of the past, and you can do the same anywhere in the restaurant. Yes, in coastal areas, for example, they will have a slightly larger selection of fish dishes, but that will be the only difference.

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For a person, this means that he feels good everywhere and everything is familiar to him, but at the same time we lose a part of our history. It is culture that helps us stay alive, at least in part, reminding us of where we really come from, and often a source of pride. It is clear that we would lose a lot if these things existed only as marginal references in the history books.

Of course, in virtually every culture, not every custom is worth preserving. But it is a question of whether we are willing to sacrifice our traditions and culture to feel more comfortable, and the need to encounter something foreign is not too expensive after all?