Summary : ' Please Share How His Life ' Essay

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Discussion Assignment Unit 6

From our assigned readings this week, consider the case of Samir Moussa. After reading his story, please share how his life illustrates both the tension between local culture and globalization, and the opportunities afforded by globalization. Please provide examples from the story and compare with your own experience. Samir Moussa described in his story about how globalization presented opportunities that exposed him to diverse cultures and languages. His father’s Middle Eastern culture, his mother’s Latin American cultures, his friends’ European culture and his own American culture. Due to the close association with these cultures, he is able to speak English, French, Spanish fluently and some Arabic as well. Globalization has provided opportunities for Samir to travel all over the world, which enriched his life and work experience. The new perspectives that he has gained through his global experience has deepened his understanding of human suffering thus shifting his effort to making better changes in societies.

With all the opportunities afforded by globalization, Samir Moussa has given a good observation of the tension between local culture and globalization. He witnessed that the indigenous people’s knowledge has been neglected and even belittled sometimes. Their traditional cultures and values have been fading. The knowledge of the traditional medicine that has been carried on in many generations are dying out, and many indigenous…

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