Thursday, May 2, 2013

a legacy of pointless legacies

What is tradition?  It's just a word, for how things were done in the past.  It isn't a reason for doing things, in itself.  Just, often cited, in the absence of real reasons, of any kind.  As time goes on, we learn, we think of better ways of doing things.  We gain a better understanding of why we should do one thing over another.

Tradition, though, is a way of saying that we just want to do what we're used to.  Sure, that can be comforting. Important, even.. but that's only reasonable, when it doesn't interfere with what actually makes sense.

When we build society in ways that defy all logic, simply because, tradition?  It's like a big ol' "fuck you," to the human intellect, itself.

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