Tradition is the custom belief passed to a society from its ancestors. Examples include holidays, music, clothes, food and so on. Though our world is continuosly changing, some traditions do have beneficial qualities. One benefit of tradition would be holidays. Most holidays are still tradition because it serves a purpose. Every year on the fourth thursday in the month of November many celebrate Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving was a feast the Pilgrims had with the local Indians to celebrate a bountiful harvest. After a few years the next Thanksgiving was celebrated to express thanks for a steady rain the Pilgrims received after praying during a drought. So, over 300 years later, why do we continue to celebrate Thanksgiving? Looking back at the origins of Thanksgiving many may think we shouldn't observe this holiday because it's difficult to determine the exact reason. However, Thanksgiving has numerous beneficial purposes such as bringing families together to eat dinner . One common tradition of Thanksgiving is giving thanks to everything that has been beneficial to one’s life.
Traditions can be useful, but can also be harmful. Useful tradition are great to pass on to the younger generations. If you think about it those traditions that can be harmful isn't something that should be passed on to them. Harmful traditions can stop a person from thinking freely about their actions. This makes them close-minded and it makes it hard to communicate with a person especially if you are giving your own point of view.
The human beings who lived by following tradition in the past were not fundamentally different from those who lived in succeeding generations or who are alive now. Tradition is considered to be something from the past. Today society [continues]
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