Some people say that the increasing businessand cultural contract between countries has apositive effect; others say it could contribute to aloss of the countries identities. Do you agree oragree or disagree.
Our world is changing but the questions seem toremain the same; is increased contact betweencultures leading to cultural destruction? Well maybeit is, and, maybe it isn't. And maybe that is a goodthing, and maybe it isn't. But what ever is happening we have to understand that we cannotcontrol it, nor change it, but rather we have to get used to it.
In this modern world there are so many possibilities; many people can live how they wishand where they wish. People choose to take up any identity that they want; in China somewesterners embrace Chinese culture, whilst their Chinese neighbours are wearing Nike andeating at KFC. So it is hard to say if this is cultural loss or not. (Are American's committingcultural suicide with their KFC and McDonalds food?) The world is far more complex than we tryto make out.
And why are we so protective of our culture? (Chinese foot-binding, amongst other things,are cultural artifacts which we would rather forget.) Why can't the new things we create also bevaluable? Trying to preserve the old ways when they may be unsuitable for our future or oursurvival seems ridiculous. We need to move forward to survive. Increased contact with othercountries and cultures is part of that movement forward.
But we will create new things if we give people freedom and resources to do so. I say letpeople loose, let our culture free; don’t try to hold it back or control it, for surely you will onlykill it. Let's embrace all forms of change; don't worry we can reject them later.
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