I want to start this essay by giving a definition of world because that gives us view how broad we have to think if we are talking about culture, identity, cross- cultural communication etc. World is a proper noun for the planet earth envisioned from an anthropocentric or human worldview, as a place inhabited by human beings. It is often used to signify the sum of human experience and history, or the 'human condition' in general. There are approximately 6.6 billion people living on the Earth.There are 6 continents and around 240 countries and it shows that our world is very different and there can’t be anything just right or wrong because our different history, origin, country, education, religion and many other things have made us what we are. But I want to look closer to definition of identity and importance of history to our culture and moral values.
It is so interesting that it doesn’t matter where you come from or what kind of religion do you believe or how old is your countries history still everybody think about their own identity and they can have completely different opinions, definitions and also values and way of thinking about this term. The dictionary comes with this “The set of characteristics that somebody recognizes as belonging uniquely to himself or herself and constituting his or her individual personality for life”. Yes, I agree that identity also include your own unique personality. We are like a puzzle that consists from thousands of pieces and each of it is very important because it makes full picture and it makes our identity unique. None of puzzles pieces are the same, they all have some different features. I connect my own identity with my family and history of my country, but all what I think about my self and identity is also connected with my own experience and background of live, because all what is important for me and my way of thinking is connected with my moral values. It is possible that people with very similar conditions still think cardinally different. And it is based on our own moral values.
We all live in 21st century and it has come with new way of thinking and lot of things which were important in the past are now unimportant. We live in era where we know that history plays a huge role in daily life but we start to think more forward future- that we have to live much better everyday and we have to save our planet form global problems etc. It is more forward future. So our identity irreversible changes as well. We think more globally now then locally - we are global inhabitants but with that change we also loose something. The term history is so broad- that is impossible to say where it is our own personal opinion or it is only because history has influenced us to think that way. There are no visible borders I think. Of course there are regions where history plays big role of their daily lives but even in countries where it isn’t, the lifestyle, way of thinking, moral values have been influenced by the history.
Most religions have built-in lists of do’s and don’ts, a set of codes by which its adherents should live. But in general our moral values are our beliefs about what is important in life. Some values refer to how one should act (be honest, altruistic, self-disciplined) while other values refer to what one wants to accomplish or obtain in life (a lot of money, fame, a family, friendships, world peace). Because a person cannot "have it all" or "be all things," priorities must be set and choices made. And that is most important to make the right choice and we here came back to term identity- family, history, religion influences our choices.
So as a conclusion I want to emphasize that everything is connected and nothing in our lives is unimportant. Even the smallest thing can play huge role in our lives. To understand we have to look like from the above and globally and then we will be able to understand that we all are just human beings and we live on the same planet and it is so interesting that we are so different otherwise our world would be so boring. And our world consists from more than 6.6 billion puzzle pieces- it is beautiful and colorful puzzle and to make this picture to exist for a long period we have to start to understand each other more.