The processes of modernization and globalization are key requirements for reaching our perception of an ideal world. These concepts define the status of a country; as developed, developing and underdeveloped countries. However, the world this year is at a standstill, countries such as the United States are facing protests concerning their socioeconomic needs. Countries of the European Union are threatened by the failure of the Euro, and the brink of extinction (well if they do not find a solution to their economically-failing companions namely Portugal, Greece, Ireland and Spain). The middle east face intense political protests calling for reforms in several countries such as Libya and Syria.
Not only do these citizens' constant needs restrain the movement of their respective country's process of modernization, but in some cases countries have been affected so much that their economies went back as much as 50 years. Globally, the world is in the state of emergency, not are the country's facing critical problems that can be solved in a matter of years. The issue we face is that these protests are ongoing, and as much as we'd like to think that the economy can temporarily 'pause' it does not. The economy of a country is ongoing, the fall back in production of one day - however minimal - will have an enormous effect on its economy. Just like trust, an economy can only be built in years and can be destroyed in a matter of days.
Initially, the problem is within the citizens of the country. Often, citizens end up needing so much that at one point they do not want to give anything to get their needs. That, my fellow readers, is the problem we face today. 'There is no such thing as a free lunch' is the main concept we have to understand. If you want higher wages, then the businesses and firms will have to raise their prices to meet the standard of living. If you want the prices to remain the same or even decrease then many firms will get bankrupt in a matter of years. Overall, the decision the government issues is not entirely up to the politics of things, the government needs to consider its economy, how it will be affected, how the entire community will benefit.
The community however, consists of several different people with varying educations. I may be a college graduate, but my friend may have dropped out of school. This difference in education makes people think that the government has the option of making everyone happy (and to an extent its true) but they often don't think of the consequences. This can be because they haven't been taught in the art of Micro and Macroeconomics, but in most cases, its because people have this rush of adrenaline when they're protesting and demanding for 'rights' and so they forget to think about the consequences.
In conclusion, modernization is the essence of a successful country. Thus, in this upcoming year, we should work collectively rather than be secluded into our individual groups. Let us work harmoniously rather than work with constant objection. To ensure safety and prosperity to our children, community and to our country.