Globalization is a major factor when it comes to the shaping of identity. Due to
the amount of information shared, goods transported, and lives interconnected, it
leaves people very dependent on globalization for who they are as an individual or
group. I believe people should embrace globalization until it begins to dominate and
conflict with their original beliefs, language, and cultures. When a new experienced
ideology becomes more favorable you can lose your old cultural identity and a
piece of who you are as an individual.
Someone may experience a new language or culture through transport,
media, or communication technology. When this happens, they adopt a part of the
culture. If they find the culture more favorable because of the pop culture
surrounded by it or language, they begin to lose their original ideology. An example
is the rise of KPOP, Korean music. A person I know has decided to learn Korean,
has many social media accounts based in that language, and has established more
friends than they have here in Canada. They have begun to lose their Canadian
culture due to the rise of the Korean pop culture they experienced. Although
globalization can bring us all closer together, it ...