Pros and Cons of Globalization

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Globalization is said to be the connectedness and spread of production, technologies and communication globally. It is also what trends are for. Globalization is what all of us here in this world share in common. Personally, I can say that I am quite globalized. Our generation is, so to speak. I use many things that are commonly known and also practiced worldwide.  I use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, which were created for us to communicate with everyone else around the world. Also, I patronize products such as Forever 21, Apple, Blackberry, to name a few, for my personal needs instead of buying what is locally available. In terms of food, I prefer restaurants and fast food chains which are internationally known. Instead of flying every three months to our relatives in other countries and regions, I talk to them via Skype, an international program which can make you see and talk to people around the world. I also watch shows like Gossip Girl and 90210 produced by the United States. Watching these shows influence me with the way I dress and with the way I choose things. Also, I tend to hear and use new (and improvised) words. Patronizing chick-flick movies with catchy soundtracks (also produced abroad) also interests me. Every time a video, may it be music or prank, goes viral, I tend to also watch it just to go with the “trend”. Our family also buys foreign-made cars since “they are stronger and faster”. I also watch more NBA games than our local basketball teams.These are some examples of the things I do and have which other people in all parts of the world also practice. On the other hand, there are also many consequences of being globalized. First, we forget our own traditions. We will focus more on the "trends" which other big states will set. Languages will also slowly die, for people will focus more on new words and phrases. Economically, smaller states will suffer with too much globalization. Yes, it is also about trade...
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