Interrogate traditions

Traditions affect how most people do certain things. They dress a certain way, eat certain foods and marry or refrain from marrying certain people because of social beliefs that have been normalized over long periods, without interrogation.

The problem with not questioning traditions, on the notion that things have always been done in a particular way, is why so many people stay stuck in a rot.

Yes, traditions are good because they encase a people’s history. But people never move forward, living based on their past.

Traditions are for us, we are not for traditions. And always looking in the rearview mirror to try to make sense of the present and advance into the future is what most of us do when we refuse to interrogate traditions. I mean, why do we …[fill in the blanks]?

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