Globalization And The Laws Of Gravity

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"Arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity" (Kofi Annan, Fmr. United Nations Secretary General)

Kofi Annan believes that globalization is unavoidable when he compares it to the laws of gravity which is inescapable, this is exemplified when he states that “arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity”. He believes it is pointless because it is bound to happen and instead of fighting against globalization individuals should embrace and take the advantages it offers. It is known that the laws of gravity are conclusive and inevitable, Newton defines the law of gravity by explaining that every mass exerts a dependant, attracted force on every other mass. In relation to the laws of gravity, globalization can also be explained as a force that is inevitable, which is forced and or used by people. Kofi Annan has been the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize along with many other honorific awards and has served as a secretary-general in the United Nations. Kofi Annan is definitely aware of what happens globally and values the concept of world peace and development which is why it is understandable that he would support unification because global interaction and relations is what he believes will create a tranquil world. In addition to that, United Nations is an organization which promotes international unification, this would account for why Kofi wants to embrace globalization because the organization he represented and…

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