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Globalization

Postby PrettyMoon » Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:44 am

Hi everybody,

I’m a new member :D of English Club. I join here to make new friends and to shear my ideas with you. I need to learn more English So if anyone notes a grammar or spilling mistake in my writing PLEASE let me know^_^


Today I have a question for you. If you do not mind late me know what is your answer. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT “GLOBALIZATION”?? IS IT A GOOD THING :) OR NOT :cry: ??

Some of us may thing that it is a good thing because it makes a great change in our life. And maybe others thing it has some negative impacts in our culture and believes. What about you? What do you think? :roll:

See your answer :idea: soon
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I changed your post's title. Hope it's ok. :wink:

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Postby Hardi » Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:56 am

U mean "what do you think"

No different... for little ethnical groups can it be problem, but.. I don't know.

BTW. welcome to board.

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Postby PrettyMoon » Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:24 am

Hi Hardi,

Thanks for correction. But I still need your opinion about Globalization ^_^

If you see around, you hardly can find things which did not change. When you use internet, eat from fast-food, wear different cloth or even when you think in different way than your parents do, don’t you think that is the global impact on you?? If so, do you think that globalization may have some negative effaces??

Let me know what you think about it ^_^


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Postby Hardi » Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:24 am

The life doesn't stand still. Important is know/remember own culture. But developement is important too... Not all peoples eat fastfood, I don't like fastfood. Seems that In my country are fastfood restaurants not successed. As far as I know, is in my town(which have 100 000 population) only one mc-tonalds restaurant. I don't know no one who likes to eat in MC. restaurant..

I don't see nothing baad, about Internet. Internet and other info tehnology things, are very successed here. U can pay car parking with cellphone, make teclaration of income(to pay taxes) over Internet... and so on.

Yet I think It's all same. I'ts always same, new things comes and some old things pass away. Good and worth things will stand for ever.

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Postby PrettyMoon » Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:00 pm


SO, globalization doesn’t fit that mach to your country as mine. In my society, globalization enters our life in almost every thing.

Thanks for your reply.



I am looking for more replies … :wink:

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Postby TearHere » Sat Sep 17, 2005 4:46 am

for me.. change is ok..and much better if it is for the betterment of many... the way i look at globalization, i think it has different effects..

we are able to catch up to the technological world.. but there are still alot of countries that are not much technological.. like in my country.. we are considered a third world country( a country which is underdeveloped, *and strives to develop :roll: ). it would be hard to introduce globalization here.. but then, we remain to be traditional..in some ways or another.. although, we are bit by bit improving.. somehow..

anyways, that's just how i look at it.. it doesn't mean that this is the general truth though.. :wink: it's on the basis of my own opinion.. :)
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Postby hedwig14 » Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:11 am

Globalization could be both good and bad.

It's good for we could catch up with new technologies and therefore make our lives easier.
however, i would be hypocrite if i'll say that globalization does not have a "side-effect" in our lives.
because of globalization, our lives have beaome much more complicated. and our relationship with the people around us have become distant...

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Postby pob » Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:58 pm

There is a lot of clever people trying to explain what it is globalization... how can you ask us if it is good or bad? :lol:
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Postby PrettyMoon » Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:00 am

Hi tearHERE5189 AND hedwig14,

Thanks for replying, It is an interesting view for both of you. Each day, we become more and more dependent to the globalization in its different parts. It makes great change in people’s life. I meant by great changing the both sides of it.

I hope tearHERE5189 that Philippine to be one best country developed in few years. And I hope hedwig14 that globalization do not effect your relationship with your family and friends.


Hi pob,

I notes that each one of us see globalization in different way. Some people don’t like globalization “specially old people” and others like it. A lot of People may like globalization, but not all of them like it in same way. That what I want to know “different ideas about one thing”

:wink: Why don’t you want to be claver and tell as what you think about it ??? COME ON !!

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Postby pob » Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:13 am

But, what is Globalization?
When did it start?
Isn't just a word which means nothing concrete?

I can travel within EU without saying nobody anything. But for entering Rusia I needed to get a visa. Is that globalization?

How many people in poor countries and poor cities can get to the internet? Are they living within that globalization or outside it?

I see that in poor countries they have to work a lot of hours, they are less paid than here... is that globalization?

I see that in different countries there are different laws, some of those which violate the Human Rights... is that gloablization?

I see there is children in Brasil dealing drugs and killing each other... is that globalization?

You can buy Nike shoes for fifty times the ammount of money the worker in XXX is paid for doing that shoe... is that globalization?

How can I talk about something I don't know what it is? how can I like or dislike... and how can as well understand those who like or dilslike it? do they know what it is globalization?

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Postby Hardi » Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:24 am

Only thing what I'm little worry about, is do estonian language alive. In computer/Internet Is much easier to use english... Some words are untranslatable. Some are in english just shorter or more quotable.. And in world u don't have nothing to do with this language anyway.
but good(gloat) is that english peoples are already lost own language to globalization... It's not their own language anymore It's a global language. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Postby PrettyMoon » Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:02 am

Hi bop,

This link has the meaning of GLOBALIZATION and some issue related to it.
http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/prebisch10th.en.pdf

You said “how can I like or dislike…” I will say that depends in how you see globalization and in which side. And, I only ask you about your opinion because it is individual. Also, globalization enters every country differently; for example, why and how America is different than India. Because of all that, I post this topic here to know how every one think about this big issue.


Hi Hardi,
I think that can be realy a big problem because some societies like Arabian or yours can lots their language by the time and no one will know what was my or yours language !!! …. I think this is one of globalization’s problems. WE HAVE TO BE MORE CAREFUL !!!

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Postby pob » Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:46 pm

PrettyMoon wrote:[color=green]Hi bop,

This link has the meaning of GLOBALIZATION and some issue related to it.
http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/prebisch10th.en.pdf


"A great deal of nonsense has been written and said about globalization in recent years.
Some has come from the political right, some from the political left; some from business and political leaders, some from [b]NGOs
and people in the streets."

What are NGOs ?


"I am first going to risk annoying
nearly everyone by making a case that the very term globalization has become so slippery, so
ambiguous, so subject to misunderstanding and political manipulation, that it should be banned
from further use ... at least until everyone is agreed as to its precise meaning and proper usage.
In particular, those involved in economic and political policymaking and debate must, I insist,
clarify their messages in this sphere if they are to be taken seriously."

He, he, he...


I'll need time to read (and to assimilate) that text. Now I'm doing other things, I don't know when I will be able to give my opinion about Globalization. :)
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Postby TearHere » Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:24 am

PrettyMoon wrote:Hi tearHERE5189 AND hedwig14,

Thanks for replying, It is an interesting view for both of you. Each day, we become more and more dependent to the globalization in its different parts. It makes great change in people’s life. I meant by great changing the both sides of it.

I hope tearHERE5189 that Philippine to be one best country developed in few years. And I hope hedwig14 that globalization do not effect your relationship with your family and friends.


by the way, a trivia for you...... we're real life siblings(hedwig and I)... :wink:
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Postby shokin » Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:06 pm

Globalization ! :shock: oh ! god !

Globalization :

Big Brothers want to control all the world, all the society, all the nature, all us. And stupidly many people accept it, accept to give them responsiblity. :shock: Power to People, the powe must no be concentrated in a restricted numer of people.

Especially when these people waste much money, much taxes that we pay regularly...

Indivdualism is the globalization's man, a perfect wedding ! but which is passional, destructive for the rest of people, of the planet, of the nature. New God is money, new religion is economy, we have to make economy going and going upper and upper. All decisions are taken under the ghost which is economy.

People has forgotten its goals, its real goals. People forgot how to find the diversity. So a created false diversity (of goods of consuming). People has forgotten which is its real environment, the nature. Nature-society-internet, more and more marginal away from others beings (or very near when they are ded, in plate).

Your action must be motivated by your goals, not by an envy of the moment.
Your action must be daily.
Your action must be conscious.
Your action must be collective.
Your action must happy.

You have to act. Without acting, everything becomes useless, knowing, understanding, thinking, talking, deciding...

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Postby PrettyMoon » Sat Oct 01, 2005 10:18 am

Hi Shokin,
Coool!! 8) I like your way of thinking, especially these worlds:

Your action must be motivated by your goals, not by an envy of the moment.
Your action must be daily.
Your action must be conscious.
Your action must be collective.
Your action must happy.

Thanx a lot Shokin for your reply.

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Postby Silvita » Sun Oct 02, 2005 5:12 pm

All the things in this world have two sides, one good and one bad.

For example, the radiation can cure the cancer o kill an entire town, and is the same principle.

The globalization is economical phenomenons that can be good o bad depend of the use. I think that is an inevitable, (the history of the human been goes to a global world) and is a responsibility of the first world to do the things in a correct form.

The citizens of the sub developed countries can’t do so much because their influence in political decisions is so limited.


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