The world is changing fast and so are the rules and the norms of society. When grownups today compare their childhood with that of today’s children, they find that today’s children have more freedom than what they used to have.


Globalisation has revolutionized our world in many aspects. Now, we don’t belong to a
big planet Earth. We belong to a small global village. Everything is available everywhere.
There are many advantages and disadvantages of transporting goods over a long
distance. In my opinion, the pros outweigh the cons.
On the positive side, transporting goods over a long distance gives us a lot of choices.
We can taste a variety of fruits and vegetables from all parts of the world. For example,
about ten years ago, we hardly saw kiwi fruit, which is from New Zealand. But, now it
has a place on every fruit stand. Earlier, we had very few shoe brands like Bata and
Carona, but now the market is flooded with Reeboks, Nike, Adidas and other foreign
Secondly, many people get employment in this field. Small businesses have a chance to
expand globally and it increases the overall economy of the country. Finally, it helps in
developing good relations between countries, which helps in international co-operation
and peace. If countries are dependent upon one another’s economic success, then
armed conflict would be less likely.
On the downside, importing goods can have a negative effect on local culture. This can
be seen in countries such as Japan where imported food has become more popular than
traditional, local produce, eroding people’s understanding of their own food traditions. A
second major disadvantage is pollution. When goods are transported thousands of miles
by road, sea and air, it increases pollution from exhaust fumes.
To conclude, importing goods has both merits and demerits but the pros outweigh the