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The Tussle over Tradition

January 7, 2017

Life Unscripted

It’s interesting that as I started thinking about this post I noticed New Year posts detailing the changes Millennials are bringing about in the workplace.  I’m not the only one thinking about the tussle over traditionalism.

How can it be that in a society of nearly-constant-change, that tradition is such a prevalent theme.  From supporting your college teams, to re-enacting Christmas details down to the tiniest detail there is something innately human about wanting consistency in one’s life.

That’s the way we’ve always done it.  That’s the way momma did it, and it’s good enough for me.  Why change, it’s worked this way as long as I’ve been alive?

“To many people holidays
are not voyages of discovery,
but a ritual of reassurance.”
– Philip Andrew Adams

There is something pathological about change.  I remember reading some time ago that you can trace the symptoms that accompany broken expectations.  In the…

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