Tuesday, August 3, 2010
By Scott Tre
Tradition is essential for maintaining cultural stability. It forms the foundation of our most vital institutions. The inability to pass on knowledge to the younger generation sows the seeds of destruction deep into the fertile but fragile soil of civilization. Instead of providing nourishment, the weeds that spring forth will poison and pollute the cultural ecosystem, resulting in eventual collapse. Those who inherit the mantle must be taught the importance of that station and the responsibilities it entails. They should also be tested to see if they are capable of living up to those responsibilities.