-we were all born into different social groups thus we find traditions necessary to bond us all as different people -Social, religious, political, racial
-emerge from culture
Traditions still serve a purpose
Traditions inculcate morals
but how many people follow it?
Traditions teach history, culture, belief
but how many people care?
Traditions bring people together e.g. Chinese New Year provides opportunity for whole family to gather, communicate, interact, bond
Traditions no longer serve a purpose
Westernisation/Modernisation/Ever-changing world has changed/eroded/influenced views or many, set by forefathers, (traditions still remain important despite this, we still see people celebrating traditions, continuing it)
Advancements in technology have become much of a distraction (if people really want to continue tradition, it would be their own responsibility and self-control)
An unspoken contempt of culture in general has grown
Even most of the relativists have forgotten the purpose of culture and blindly dispense hollow respect for it. Sociology and anthropology texts imply it’s just arbitrary stuff people come up with for the hell of it when they live near one another. With such an implication, it certainly seems a little silly in today’s world. Culture emerges in only one circumstance and serves only one purpose. When a group of people face the same adversity at the same time, they do better if they deal with it together. A people’s collective solutions to adversity is their culture. If there’s a limited supply of food, we’ll get used to the same fruits and meats and use the same cooking techniques. If we live in the same climate and around the same building materials, we’ll learn to build dwellings together. If we experience the same weather and live near cotton plants, we’ll weave similar clothing. If we’re confused by the same...
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