Globalisation and Independence

Globalisation has been a cause for concern especially now in the 21st century.Some scholars believe that contemporary globalisation trends further enhance entrapment and exploitation.Today i’m going to discuss globalisation and independence from a different perspective.Independence and globalisation is usually associated with politics,economics and international relations.However i’m going to talk about globalisation and independence in relation to the family and social life

The world is quickly becoming a global village and so is the family and the society.In a quest to find solace in the community,the youth are engaging in some projects in a move meant to alleviate poverty.The family will be trying to help but falling short hence the youth will come up with measures in a globalised world to make life easier.

However ,that has proven disastrous for many.The moment one tries to work for him/herself,the parents will wean the child off believing that he/she is now independent and able to take care of her own self.This has in many cases proven problematic because sometimes the child would have gotten a part time not paying much.Although the job will be over people don’t often understand that the child still needs support or rather they choose to ignore that fact because for them it will have become a mentality that the child is independent.Such mentalities are very dangerous and detrimental to the well being of the family.It becomes a challenge to the child to make ends meet at the same time it becomes a disappointment .The parents on the other hand will be so proud that due to the globalized world,the child has quickly become an independent adult ,not knowing that inside the child is dying.

xoxo food for thought

Fanele is a motivational speaker and a social commentator.She can be reached on


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