Write 250 words on the following topic, give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
In modern days people are heavily influenced by other cultures. Is this cultural invasion a positive development or a negative development?
In these modern times when the world has become so united and accepting to one another it baffles me how some individuals still view accepting different cultures and customs as a threat. Most of the modern cities are filled with people from different backgrounds and various corners of the earth. If we take a tradition from a different culture and make it our own it does not do any harm.
Locals have become more accepting nowadays and it gives them a chance to learn something new about a culture that is not their own. I have seen people who have got so intrigued by different customs and traditions that they ended up visiting the land of their origin to find out how it is originally celebrated there.
Chinese New Year is one such event where people from all walks of life come together to celebrate a new year which is not even their own. Toronto, New York, London, Paris and all other major cities in the world have a place called Chinatown. People of Chinese origin have moved and settled there and they along with the local population celebrate the festival and enjoy the festivities. It is a very welcoming sign that modern day societies are so welcoming to one another’s customs.
There are some individuals in the society who view everything that is not their own as a threat to their culture. These pupils fail to realize that as a society we are continuously evolving and any change that takes us towards a more united and well informed world is a step in the right direction.
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