Argumentative Speech On Tradition

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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).…show more content…
It is like trying to get a child to clean their room. It is a lot of effort of something that is totally and utterly pointless? That effort could be used on work or school. Just comprehend having to carry out an extra task that interrupts everything else in your life continuously. Would that not be hard to continue? Yes, it would be. Is it a tradition or stubborn ness to change, are we sticking with antiquated ideas? Take for example all the family sitting around the dinner table for every evening meal is this not a 1940s-1960s house wife ideology; with busy lives, homework, kids activities, both parents working, FIFO workers, blended families, demographics has change in the last 50 years, so why are we holding on to the…show more content…
Have you ever heard of traditions that are breviloquent and short? Neither have I, they are strenuous outlasting. We do not have time for them anymore in our modern lives. If you added up all the time that traditions take up in life, well, it would be a long time. Christmas dinner is a waste of time, not so much the actual eating and spending time with family its everything else. Think of the person who has to cook on Christmas day, they have to slave away all-day cooking and spend so much money on all the ingredients all for what, someone taking 5-10 minutes eating
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