As ancient people started to explore the world they
didn’t know, they met new cultures and traditions, as they found other ones
living further from them. By conquering
new areas, slowly they started to adapt to the new things and take the more
improved nationalities’ habits and traditions, like the Arabic numbers, the
medical and healing traditions, all in all, they adopted everything that could
be useful them sooner or later. It is how the habits and traditions got mixed
and the bounds blurred little by little.
Nowadays it is
the same way, but with little changes. We are not trying to conquer others, but
we still take the other’s habits, we move from a place to an other, change even
our country, and nothing is fixed in our lives, only our relatives.
If we take an
American and a Hungarian boy and a girl for an example, probably there’s no
difference between them, except from their mother language. Why? Because as globalization
spreads, the youth try to be similar to each other, we forget about our old
traditions, make or adopt new ones from other cultures. We may be against
something in our country, so we move to an other, maybe to a new continent.
Everything can be changed and changes from moment to moment, not taking into
consideration the color of our skin, the religions, the origins, the
backgrounds, and we don’t even notice it, when we cook a traditional French
dish or go to a Chinese restaurant in Spain, even tough we are Germans, who
originally were born in Hungary, and so on.
If somebody would ask about the languages, well, there
are hardly any bounds these days, as in the schools kids start to learn foreign
ones, before they could even speak, write and think well on their mother
tongue. Thanks to globalization, we hardly can tell apart a French, a Spanish,
a German and a Hungarian girl, because everyone can change their body so
drastically that even their mother could not recognize them.
On the Internet we can find texts in all the languages
that exist now, but sometimes extinct languages can show up, which – despite
the fact that officially are not used – may be in use, like Latin, which
primarily is used in medical fields.
There are multinational companies which were born in a
place and then became too big for even the whole country, and as it collected
more and more money, decided to spread a little and build a new branch in a
near country. Just to mention some of them, there is Audi in the car business.
It is a German company, but there is a factory in Hungary, in Győr. These
multinational companies make it available to buy their products at lower
prices, as they try to produce the parts in the places it worth the most. Also,
by spreading, it gives people more opportunities to work, and they don’t always
need a lot of experience. This way we can keep our nationality and traditions
without any change or influence made by the other countries we could have work
if we would want to work for a specific company or work in a specific business.
Of course, be
letting those factories into our countries also means that they pollute our
environment, too, which is a problem, but people don’t usually like to think
about it, as they see the lower prices and the influence of those products.
This is a form of uniformity as we dress, eat and use almost in the same way every
time. After these, everyone can decide whether globalization is good for them