Monday, October 8, 2012

Advantages and Disadvantages of Cultural Diversity

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Cultural Diversity.

In this essay I will explain the advantages and disadvantages of cultural diversity in Abu Dhabi, which I witness on a daily basis, and I will give my opinions and recommendations towards the end of my essay.
Cultural diversity is defined as cultural differences that exist in the world, a society, or an institution. The phrase cultural diversity is sometimes misused to mean the variety of human societies or cultures in a specific region, or in the world as a whole.
There are many challenges that can be negative aspects or disadvantages, for example racism, habits, losing identity, losing tradition and language barriers. My personal experience was that I met one person who could not speak either Arabic or English, only their own language, which is a disadvantage in such a multi-cultural environment.
In the other hand we have many benefits and advantages such as a lot of different food selection from many cultures, plus different life styles, different ways of thinking and solution to problems. I think there are so many things we can learn from other cultures, such as understanding and respect.
In conclusion I believe that cultural diversity has more advantages than disadvantages, if you look at the beneficial side of it, we get to learn from and learn about other cultures, which is always very interesting.  

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