Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening.
~~ Barbara Tober
Tradition can often cause the wrong actions to be taken as well. Just because something has been done a certain way for a great deal of time does not make it right or correct, it just makes it like every other time.
A repetitive action or process can actually be quite harmful, such as Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) come to mind. Where is it written than one cannot change the ways things are done? Who said something must always be done the same way? Of course, some methods are tried and true and work quite well, does that also mean they cannot be improved upon?
I’m sure leeching was a grand ole thing to cure what ails you in the middle ages, but I think I much prefer modern day medicine and its advancements, even when it still involves leeches.
Keep an open mind to the way things are done, just because its been done that way for generations there is no reason it has to keep being done the same way. Life is not an ISO standard!
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