Cosmopolitanism: A Social Reality?

Posted: June 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

Is Cosmopolitanism feasible? Is our desire to identify and belong outweigh what is morally acceptable? Maybe the ideology of accepting responsibility for fellow citizens of the world may never become a social reality, but it should. 

Travelling is one of my great passions. I have had the great privilege and opportunity to visit many incredible places. The beauty of travel is its ability to humble you and its aptitude to strip away erroneous notions, misconceptions and in some cases, politics. It somehow—at least to me— makes this simple. However, simplicity can be eye opening and in some cases, heartbreaking. I think the contemporary plague a large part of Europe faces are immigrants that have not be accepted into a country they have called home for generations. Avoidance may seem like path of least resistance but in reality, it isn’t. In the long run, facing what’s in front of you will always be easier than always having to walk around it. I firmly agree with Appiah’s statement that “Cosmopolitanism isn’t hard work; repudiating it is.” 

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