Friday, May 30, 2014
In previous posts we have discussed Ethnocentrism and how it can be both good and bad, Globalization, essentially everything from my assignment posts were about global issues. This one is about global competence, which is essentially what everything else is about, in part since this was a study abroad. Now, what is global competence? To me in simple terms it is about knowing cultures, customs, issues, and other topics where different countries and groups of people differ. This is what the current world is based on. This is a world economy. After World War I and World War II: world politics, alliances, controversies, and other issues between each country. If we have learned anything from Israel and Palestine, knowing history may help. Essentially the more we know about other countries the better off we are as a country and as an economic power. The more competent a person is, the more time can be spent enjoying a vacation instead of trying to learn how to cross a street without getting hit by a car. The more you know, the less time would be spent trying to figure out the denomination of coins, or learning how to use their public transportation. Global competence can not only help world leaders but also world travelers and tourists. Now considering how easy it is to travel how many more people travel now than before, and how interconnected and globalized the economy, and now we always here what is happening elsewhere, be it someone being offended by what someone else said, or a country getting ready to go to war over an action by another. Global competence is kind of important and becoming more important every day.