What is it that makes tradition? (I feel like Tevia from Fiddler on the roof right now!) Its a set of quality beliefs and practices that are passed down form one generation to another. Or even in the micro sense of being routines practice within a lifetime. Should I check Websters on that one-I think I’m pretty close…
One thing I think is failing in our society is the tradition of passing down VALUES. I live in California and it seems the only tradition that is being passed down here is feeding ones ego and looking out for yourself. The new generation coming up is even more soulless in the ways they are dealing with relationships in their life. I’m mainly referencing the addiction to cell phones that is increasingly becoming an epidemic among the general population.
There used to be more playtime OUTSIDE with kids. This digital era is nurturing our future to become robots. The amount of time one spends on thier cell phone is alarmingly high and I believe it will continue the trend until the prophecy of Ray Kurtzweil becomes reality.
His “Singularity” theory predicts there will be a point of singularity when man becomes machine. The amount of evidence of this movement is very compelling. I see it happening already to the drone faced, emotionless teenagers who spends a third of their waking hours nose deep in his cell phone. If he or she could crawl in there-they would!
I suppose I would liek to end this rant with the mere notion of reminding everyone that people are fun too! The world is an amazing place to live in and if your attention is in the digital confines of a box 320px wide, well…. you’re gonna miss all the good stuff!