Pros And Cons Of Tradition Essay

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Debate Task English 2018 Ladies and gentlemen, today I will be debating the positives and negatives of tradition, I am the negative opinion. This topic was taken from the book “The giver,” by Lois Lowry. I have nothing against tradition but I strongly believe it is pointless and a total waste of time. Dictionary.com’s definition of tradition is, “the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way.” My definition of tradition is; a belief or custom and it is passed down from family to family or maybe inherited from a religion. It is something that interrupts or something that waists time when there is a task or activity to be completed (not specifically then but it interrupts then). It is something that is continuously done that in some respects, may be hard and problematic to continue. It can be short but is usually long and drawn out, it is extensive and strenuous. Though I have nothing against it, I still resolutely believe that traditions…show more content…
Traditions can give people hope by making them think that something that they perceive to be bad, will not happen. This can provide a mental piece of mind, which can improve some people’s work ethic. Hope can make peoples life happier because that’s how humans are made to feel from birth. Just remember that if you work hard you will be rewarded and that will always be incomprehensibly better than having to do something daily or whenever the tradition demands. In conclusion, you can now see that traditions are a waste time. They take up time that can be used for something else. They are hard to continue, and unending. In the future I hope you think twice about wasting your time or may even change your life now by taking out those traditions that are wasting your life. Do you feel the same about traditions now? Or have you changed? Thank you for listening to this
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