#247 Tradition

I’m actually not of any extreme opinion (yet) when it comes to the Zwarte Piet issue, but I am extremely triggered when people use the “but it’s a tradition!” phrase as a justification for some point.
Hm… So: is there a set point, that can be calculated, in order to know when some form of conduct is a tradition? When does it start, which changes are okay in order to still keep it being ‘traditional’ and when does a tradition officially end? If everything is in flux all the time, why hold on to anything?
Frankly: humans have been on this 4,5 billion earth way too short to actually have any right to claim a tradition.
Cockroaches, elephant shrews, coelacanths, turtoises and ginkgo trees are way more entitled to do silly things, just because they’ve always done ’em that way.
So stop being clingy, you puny humans.

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