What is tradition and why can't it end?

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What is tradition and why can't it end?

Paul Copland, 29

Tradition is often used as a shield by the old among us to excuse the halting of progress around collective understanding of issues on love, gender, and politics among many, many other things. It is not simply enough to want change for the greater good and the advancement of a free-thinking inclusive society, especially if it risks upsetting archaic conventions.

Traditions are important as a marker on how far society has come and what we've done to get to the level of understanding that we currently enjoy. They provide a glimpse into the past, but very rarely offer any hope for the future. Should we hold on to them as tightly as we do? This piece aims to flip the notion of tradition on its side.

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