How does economic globalization affect youth today

Today the world is very globalized. Every country, every person is connected throughout the millions and millions of contacts, jobs, internet sites, etc. But how does this affect us? Because I am teen, I decided to write about the effects of it on youth and the duties that it brings us whether we like it or not.

By woodleywonderworks

We, the so called millenials, are the first generation that is growing up using computers. We now have more information at our reach than our parents had. If there is a significant event in the world, we know about in a matter of seconds or as fast as someone mentions it online. To push the society further to the internet, there is almost unlimited number of social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. As a result from the birth of social network, our natural and traditional way of communication – speaking and body language – has got a new rival out of the many ways we interact online, for example smileys, likeing, blogging, commenting, tweeting, pictures, videos. What some maybe haven’t noticed yet, is that it is globalized way of speaking and interacting. In other words communicating, which it has already revolutionized forever.

Music. You can go almost everywhere on the planet and teen girls recognize Justin Bieber and guys recognize Metallica. Music has become the signature element of being young. And music itself has been globalized or how I see it, become America-centered. Most of the great music come from there, at least the selling music does. We teenagers have learned English as a byproduct of it and the downside is that singing in own language is less popular, because you have a better chance making a profit in English. And the musical heritage and individuality of countries will be lost. It is our duty to embrace and save it.

By all that improbable blue

Nowadays you can see the cultural difference between countries blurring. There are many similarities between young people all around the world: Fashion, use of spare time, food and drinking habits and more. It can make people more aware of other people’s problems and less racist. But it can also make less popular cultures extinct. Our cultural legacy would lose so much in that. We will lose a part of ourselves.

I think that we, as today’s children and future adults, must embrace the world and all that it has to offer, while not losing our identity. We are the generation that will make many important decisions, but we shouldn’t forget our heritage.



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