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Aside

Don’t ignore culture. It is easy for many people to believe in the fallacy that with the world quickly becoming closely connected through the many advances in technology a “one-world community” is on the rise, which will soon overtake individual and regional cultures. However, even if this were to happen, there will always be distinctive differences from place to place. For example, many Americans associate the holiday of Christmas with cold and snow, however if one travels to Australia, you will find many people having Christmas barbeques or trips to the beach. While these differences are mostly due to regional differences (in Australia, it is Summer in December, these differences do penetrate a local culture. Other cultural differences will likely remain regardless of how connected the world may become such as those which can be affiliated with differences in religion. Holidays celebrated by Muslims such as Ramadan differ from those observed by Christians around the same time. Values connected to beliefs also vary from religion to religion as well, and often these can even be the cause of numerous skirmishes and wars. Conflicts due to cultural differences have always played a significant part in the ways of the world since before history was recorded and will likely be an issue that needs to be addressed until the end of humanity. Differing cultures will always matter, and differences will always present themselves all over the world no matter how connected the world becomes through advances in technology.

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