For me, globalization is the force that has most affected my life. If it were not for globalization, I might not exist.
One aspect of the early stages of globalization was imperialism. The US and other countries tried to take control of less developed areas in an effort to give them (the colonizers) more military and economic power across the whole globe. This force affected me because it led to US control of the Philippines, where my father's ancestors were then living.
After WWII, my father (a Filipino native) came to the US on scholarship to do graduate work in agriculture. This came about because the US was trying to help improve the lives of people in foreign countries like the Philippines. While here, he met my mother and they married. Without globalization, this would not have happened.
The family later moved to Micronesia, again because the US government was trying to help people in less-developed countries. That meant I grew up in what was essentially a Third World country. That experience led me to a deeper understanding of the problems that are faced by people in such countries and has affected my political perspectives.
So globalization has done a lot to affect me -- it has, at least, impacted my political perspectives and may even have caused my life as I know it to exist.