By: Sydney Wolk
Globalization and the connection of international communities play a significant role on every American. In my daily life, I see globalization through the clothes that I wear and the technology that I use. There isn’t a day that goes by that a piece of clothing that I wear isn’t made or produced by another country. Although I’ll purchase these products at popular stores in the states, such as H&M and Zara many times these stores import their clothing from countries like Bangladesh, Cambodia or Spain. The connection of these countries and the trade that transcends between these stores allow me to be able to have clothes.
Additionally, globalization has impacted my relationship with my near and extended family. Globalization has allowed technology to prosper, which in return has created communications channels through text, calls, FaceTime, and WhatsApp. This technology is sold by companies such as Apple and Samsung that outsource to other countries, such as China or Korea, for smaller entities such as microchips, breadboards, and hardware. The technology wouldn’t be whole if it wasn’t for international relationships and partnerships that these dominating countries have with countries that mass produce technological accessories. This aspect of globalization has impacted my daily life as well as my relationship with my family.
Overall, I believe with certainty that globalization is not only good for the US, but essential to the US. Without the partnerships or relationship that the US has with other countries, the US would be farther behind in many aspects of technology, advancement, and commerce. It is very difficult for a single country to be self sufficient off resources, materials and labor only found within the country. These relationships that initialize globalization are very essential to keep our world advancing, communicating, and innovating.