24. Oktober 2023

„Globale Herausforderungen der Gegenwart.”

Der Englisch-Grundkurs 3 der 12. Klasse befasst sich dieses Semester unter anderem mit gegenseitiger (sozio-politischer und ökonomischer) Abhängigkeit von Ländern auf globaler Ebene.

Als Abschluss zu den Ausarbeitungen reagierten die Lernenden auf einen TikTok-Stream, der die globale, ungerechte Verteilung von Gütern negierte, stattdessen ebendiese innerhalb der Industriestaaten proklamierte – verursacht durch Zuwanderung.

In 500 Wörtern sollte Stellung bezogen werden. Der angehenden Abiturientin Stefanie Radelow gelang es außerordentlich gut, weltweite Zusammenhänge von Natur, Mensch, und Menschlichkeit auch sprachlich wunderschön zu verbinden:


Title: Global Interconnectedness

– by Stefanie Radelow (with some minor corrections by Ms Flach)


In a world that often appears to be defined by boundaries and divisions, the concept of interconnectedness reminds us, that we all work together. Some people realize that and some do not, we exist in a vast and intricate web, where thoughts, emotions and actions send ripples through the tapestry of life.

Interconnectedness with Nature: Our journey into understanding interconnectedness begins with nature itself. Every living being on this planet, from the towering trees in a lush forest to the tiniest microorganisms in the soil, plays a vital role in the delicate balance of ecosystems. The butterfly effect, a concept from chaos theory, illustrates this beautifully. It suggests that the flap of a butterfly’s wings in one part of the world can set off a chain of events leading to a hurricane in another. In essence, the actions of one creature can have far-reaching consequences for the entire planet.

Interconnectedness with Society: Zooming in from the global scale to our human societies, we find yet another layer of interconnectedness. Our lives are intertwined with those of our fellow human beings in countless ways. A simple act of kindness can brighten someone’s day and set off a chain reaction of positivity. Conversely, negativity and hostility can create a domino effect of discord and conflict. This negativity can be created by people that feel treated unfairly.

Consider the global supply chain, which connects producers and consumers across the globe. The smartphone, for example, contains components from multiple countries, assembled by workers from diverse backgrounds. This intricate network illustrates how interconnectedness transcends borders and unites people in common purpose. So, with the cooperation between industrial and developing countries human beings are able to achieve things that they might not have been able to alone. So, the work power of migrants is important for industrial countries in order to produce things cheaper, but for the work power that the developing countries give the industrial countries they should be treated equally to ultimately achieve equity.

The Responsibility of Interconnectedness: Recognizing our interconnectedness comes with a profound responsibility. We must acknowledge the impact of our actions, both on the environment and our fellow humans. It calls for empathy, compassion and a sense of shared destiny. We must be stewards of the earth, tending to it with care and responsibility.

Furthermore, we must strive to foster positive connections with those around us. Our interactions with friends, family and strangers can have a lasting impact, shaping the world in small but meaningful ways. In a world often divided by differences, interconnectedness reminds us of our shared humanity.

In conclusion, the concept of interconnectedness is a profound and essential aspect of our existence. It permeates every facet of our lives, from our relationship with nature to our interactions with society and our inner thoughts and emotions. Embracing interconnectedness allows us to see the beauty in our shared existence and compels us to act with mindfulness and compassion, knowing that our actions can create ripples that reverberate throughout the web of life.