The world as a global village

_lemonrice
Writers’ Blokke
Published in
2 min readJun 19, 2021

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“All the world’s a stage, and all men and women merely players.”

-By William Shakespeare

We all are just playing our part on this huge world stage. We wake up every day, do our daily chores, meet friends and family, fall in love, grow old and finally die. But where are we going? What is the objective of life? Are we more than just lost souls?

In the 21st century, where technological developments are on the verge of making history every day, we are just a touch away from the future. Just with one tap at our smartphones, we can reach anyone, in any corner of the world. We are all part of a huge village, the global village. We are connected and linked via technology, we breathe the same air and under the same sun.

We might be from different races, gender, culture, or religion, but we have numerous things in common. Still, in some distant parts of Africa, a child cries just after birth, the same as any other part of the world. The formalization of English as the most appropriate language for worldwide communication has created worldwide unity. I understood the importance of language totality when I started learning German. I realized that however hard you try to translate; words lose their meaning while being translated. In order to learn and harness the true inner meaning of a text, one needs to read it in the original language it is written. We might speak different languages, but we all know one common language, the language of love and kindness. Kindness remains the unspoken words of humanity.

In this era of digitalization, where even money can be transferred online now, it is definitely a boon to us. But some inevitable downfalls are also happening. We might connect with someone far away from us, forgetting who is sitting just beside us. Just like any other village, this global village of ours has loopholes. Racism still remains dominant in western countries, world hunger still remains a top-tier problem for African countries, and terrorism still remains our topmost concern.

Despite all our loopholes and downfalls, we belong to a single community, that is humanity. We might walk a thousand miles, or travel several oceans, but still, we will land somewhere in some part of this huge global village. The world functions just like a village. We have childish children, romantic teenagers, the midlife crises of middle-aged and hopeless old age. Every segment of this huge village is supported by each other. We all are connected by the same thread, just a pull away from each other.

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