Globalization Is An Indispensable Influence On My Life And Surroundings

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Living in the 21st century, globalization has become an inseparable influence on my life and surroundings. Defined as, “ the integration of economic, political, and cultural systems,” this concept of international blending has interwoven itself into our modern structure of operation by influencing our daily interactions with business, trade, foreign affairs, and social customs. Globalization has made the world become a global marketplace for items, ideas, and culture unimpaired by national boundaries. In many ways because of globalization the world has seemingly grown “smaller” by connecting nations and their people. In my life, the effects of globalization are visible in my experiences as a consumer, media enthusiast, and worker. Reflecting on my experiences as a consumer, globalization has allowed for the commodity market to greatly expand by making foreign and seasonal goods more accessible and helping to make domestic goods cheaper and more abundant. For instance, although I live in the West, I have the access to purchase technological goods produced by prevalent companies based in Asia, like Sony, Lenovo, and Samsung. Likewise, it is no longer uncommon to see western chains like Coca-Cola or McDonalds in locations across the globe. As a consumer the effects of globalization can also be seen in the prices and abundance of certain goods. One example is apparel, by outsourcing apparel manufacturing overseas, producers have been able to lower their prices and construct
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