Some people think that it is not nessecary to maintain the culture diversity. They consider it
useless, and think that it is the trend to let it extinct. Those culture on the edge needn't be protected. Whereas, I think that we should maintain the culture diversity. Who is right?
I am looking forward to your opinion.
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I totally agree with you. Cheers!
Hi Johnnyzou,

You have brought up an issue that is related to the current 'Globalisation' and its consequences. As nations rush to be part of the WTO, the cultural diversity is usually one of the first things to suffer, in the rush to conform. What are they conforming to? It is to the will of the most powerful. The cycle continues...

Those who have the opinion that cultural diversity should not be maintained, are most likely those who have never traveled to another country or at least within their own country. There are a few large nations, 1 in particular at the moment whom currently occupy Iraq, whom seem to think that there is no other culture other than their own. This is a direct result from the lack of education to the masses. To think that many in their country don't even know where Canada is...

Many who have traveled for the sake of traveling, not for business, usually are the ones who can see the benefits of keeping different cultures alive. I for one, like many others, enjoy to travel to different countries, and if possible, to experience the real life of the people. This doesn't mean staying in the Holiday Inn or Sheraton and going to MacDonald’s for lunch, rather to go the villages and back roads and to 'smell' the country.

I hope that the cultural diversity that we see remains, it would be such a shame to see the same culture no matter where we went on the earth. Unfortunately, the almighty dollar is dictating too much already, and as nations seek to increase their wealth, compromises must be made, and this is the first to go.

Tim
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Hi Johnnyzou,

You have brought up an issue that is related to the current 'Globalisation' and its consequences. As nations rush to be part of the WTO, the cultural diversity is usually one of the first things to suffer, in the rush to conform. What are they conforming to? It is to the will of the most powerful. The cycle continues...

Those who have the opinion that cultural diversity should not be maintained, are most likely those who have never traveled to another country or at least within their own country. There are a few large nations, 1 in particular at the moment whom currently occupying Iraq, whom seem to think that there is no other culture other than their own. This is a direct result from the lack of education to the masses. To think that many in their country don't even know where Canada is...

Many who have traveled for the sake of traveling, not for business, usually are the ones who can see the benefits of keeping different cultures alive. I for one, like many others, enjoy to travel to different countries, and if possible, to experience the real life of the people. This doesn't mean staying in the Holiday Inn or Sheraton and going to MacDonald’s for lunch, rather to go the villages and back roads and to 'smell' the country.

I hope that the cultural diversity that we see remains, it would be such a shame to see the same culture no matter where we went on the earth. Unfortunately, the almighty dollar is dictating too much already, and as nations seek to increase their wealth, compromises must be made, and this is the first to go.

Tim
Thanks for your opinion about cultural diversity. Unfortunately, I have a friend who has been to lots of different country, including Algeria, UAE, India, Sri Lanka, etc. He disagrees with my idea. He considers those civilizations' disappearance as the historical wave rushing to the shore. It's no doubt that the trend is on the contary towards culture diversity. He says that it's a great idea to let those cultures extinct and put those into the museum.
What do you think about that?
Why shall we maintain the culture diversity, are there any proof for that? I'm a little bit bewildered.
yes!!
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Globalization can hit cultures pretty bad, but we also have to consider that it is also bring cultures, that are otherwise unreachable to our door steps. Today, as a product of golobalization, most of us can walk down the street to a Indian take-away shop. And i also consider globalization as not just multinational corporations and the WTO or the IMF, but everything else around us. Look at the label on your clothing, if you live in a westen country it probably says Made in China or Indonesia etc. This is globalization, it will bring the good and bad....
I believe that the essence of a culture remains the same despite the Levi's and the Coke (and the Siemens refrigerator, and the Michelin tires, and the Nokia phone, and the Toyota, and the Indian software, just to be fair). Japanese, Americans, and Europeans use the same consumer products and have the same governmental and economic institutions. Try to tell me that the three aren't radically different in important, "cultural" ways; we neither think nor act alike. How about the South Koreans and the Malaysians? They're just alike, right? I doubt it.
Wouldn't you say we are globalized? If you had attended that conference you would have learned something about this. You could always learn something about the EEC in forthcoming one. What about currency? Why is it not globalized? Wouldn't it be better for everybody?I wouldn't like to hear any comments made by any of the British Speakers.
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