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Breaking Traditions

Uploaded by asaidi15 on Apr 26, 2002

Tradition is an important part of everyone's life. Others hold tradition above everything else. Adults feel that it is very important to follow these established customs and cannot even imagine rebelling against them although they may be hurtful in some ways. They may not even remember the reason for these customs in the first place. Throughout the centuries, youth have been pressured by the "older" and "wiser" adults of their generation as they continue to accept traditions and customs. All people have in some form or other heard the remark, "Change is good." That may be true, but the fact still remains that change is inevitable. Currency, religion, and even marriage changes over time, but the way people adapt or react is the defining line between man and animal. Elderly people fear change because they fear what is not readily understood, and if there is one thing that is difficult to understand, it is where their reactions from broken traditions originate from?

The youth of today are more eager to squander their funds on materialistic items. This was not so during the 20th century. People of that era were forced into a grim and sudden takeover known as the “depression” over the populace. Their need for food and money then has been a continuing factor that is still affecting their choices in life today. The people of that period of time today are cautious of a possible reoccurrence, and to prevent it from affecting them and people around them severely, they stress saving as much as possible if any such incident will occur. In some way people of the depression era have a right to feel outraged about what people of this era are doing with their money. The people who have experienced the depression are doing all they can in order to save their children and grandchildren from the hardships that confronted them.

In the religions of Islam and Judaism, people of each of the faiths have similar teachings and standards. For example, in Judaism, they believe that the Sabbath day should be kept holy, and that you should follow the Ten Commandments, the laws of God. Their diets consist of kosher foods, and they have there own New Year’s, Rosh Hashanah. Islam is similar, in that its believers adhere to the five pillars, which is similar to the ten commandment, and their diet must primarily consist of kosher products. Both...

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Uploaded by:   asaidi15

Date:   04/26/2002

Category:   Miscellaneous

Length:   4 pages (847 words)

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