Transcript of What do Barriers do?
What do Barriers do? By Lilian Robinson A barrier is an obstacle that blocks you from reaching your goal. There are Political, Economic, and Social barriers. These barriers may be physical (meaning a wall or something you can touch) or non-physical (like an idea or belief.) Check it out! Political Barriers Laws and rules from the government are called political barriers. Political barriers can mean setting fines and laws like the one that has been set in many places round the world to reduce immigration and emigration. This law may be necessary, but everything has a down side. This same law has led to countless issues to those who want to move in or out. This law may turn into a physical barrier like a wall. The Great Wall of China was built for this very reason. Sometimes (if it gets extra violent) war may take place. HALT! For the economy; this is what it feels like. BURN!!!!!! Economic Blockers Social Walls Fenced IN! Credits This type of barrier blocks economy from improvement or gaining money. This can mean laws blocking trade (such as the U.S. with Cuba), high taxes (foreign oil companies), war (WW2), and poor education rates (most countries on the african continent). Health care and per capita income also play a MAJOR role. This is no where more apparent than in India. When economy is blocked, it's results are hard to escape. Fines from trading can raise taxes and put our livelihood in danger. When education and health care are effected the consequences can be permanent. The government's laws can help and hurt. Sometimes thought of as the most touchy and fragile wall, the social wall can be one of the easiest walls to raise. Even a person's natural body language can set off a fight. Some people will look into your eyes while talking to you while others will find it rude and disrespectful to have eye contact. This only (usually) makes small fights. Cultures and languages are one of the biggest problems. Language can sometimes get in our way and we can misunderstand each other, especially with different cultures. Some cultures and people may be very passionate and proud while others may be serene and may try to hide their feelings and thoughts. This can often be shown in the way some religions choose to dress and act. Many countries caste systems which define with whom you can socialize or even marry. These boys got in a fight simply because one was looking into the other's eyes and the other found it offensive. The last barrier that we are going to discuss is the physical barrier. Physical barriers are barriers you can see or touch. Walls to keep people in/out are common due to political or economic problems. The Berlin Wall and The Great Wall of China are well known physical barriers. During riots, police or armed forces often link to make a human barricade to block demonstrators. This is another type of physical barrier, which was experienced in Northern England during the mining crisis in the 1980s. Examples Travel- Mountains and rivers are some of the easiest barriers to see when traveling, but along a trade route bandits may live and a long desert or arctic journey may create a large,deadly, and expensive journey.Full transcript
Fences- When you look at the fence blocking out your neighbor’s yard, what do you think of? A divider to the different properties, or a small wall blocking you out? http://www.ehow.com/info_7945100_cultural-differences-language-barriers.html