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Is there Any Point in Keeping a Tradition if You Are the Only One Who Keeps it?

Discussion in 'Konoha Country Club' started by DemonDragonJ, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. DemonDragonJ Lord of the Dance

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    Many people have traditions, and even entire families have traditions, as well. For example, some time ago, I decided that, whenever my extended family gathered together (meaning all of my cousins, aunts, and uncles, not merely my brother, parents, and myself), I would purchase bottles of a certain brand of soda (as I am not fond of alcohol) in sufficient amounts for everyone to have at least one bottle.

    However, the majority of my family members are not fond of this type of soda, which means that I usually drink much more of it than I intend to do so at our family gatherings, and, even more unfortunately, I am the only person who purchases it to bring to our gatherings, which means that I am both the only person who is actually spending money on it and the only person who is drinking it. Therefore, I wish to ask: is there any point in keeping a tradition if you are the only person who keeps it? I have attempted multiple times to convince my family members to participate in this tradition, but they simply have no interest in doing so, so, what I am essentially doing is providing a drink for myself because I am not fond of alcohol.

    What does everyone else say about this? Is there any point in keeping a tradition if you are the only person who keeps it?
     
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  2. Jim Normal Person

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    I don't even see a point in keeping a tradition even when you're not the only one who keeps it :D
     
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  3. Mider T Busting in and out of guts

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    I'm pretty certain if nobody is drinking it then nobody cares or is even aware of this "tradition".
     
  4. Island In the Sun Moderator

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    Same.
     
  5. Luiz Well-Known Member

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    I don't see why not. You don't need to have other people doing it too.
     
  6. Lord Valgaav Let the bodies hit the floor

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    I'd say yes, because perhaps in the future you'll have kids and they'll need to learn the tradition.
     
  7. Smoke ▄█▀ █▄ █▄█ ▀█▀

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    So you decided to start it? Not them

    You buy it? Not them

    You drink it? Not them


    Idk man, I don't think this was ever a tradition...ever.



    A tradition would be if you all got together on... let's say May 20th, for whatever reason, and all ate a pint of pistachio ice cream, from the old store in the corner, and then watched the newest movie. But over the course of 15 years, each year less people show up. And for the last 3 years, it's been just you.
     
  8. Everlong [ERROR]

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    that doesn’t sound like a tradition it sounds like a preference
     
  9. AJBeckyBlissRollins Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps you could continue or renew that tradition with people interested even if they are not family.
     
  10. 1337RedGlitchFox Red Gaijin Blood

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    Traditions should be kept if it benefits you.

    Its a tradition for the youngest to get lots of money packets in return for them to tell the giver "I wish you good luck, health and a long life" for me.

    Imma...

    Imma just uphold the traditions of my ancestors.

    Until a new youngest one comes in somehow
     
  11. ~M~ Do it for her

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    Humans are inclined to keep routines. Just make sure they're good ones
     
  12. Ashi cool beanz

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    How is it “traditional” if it’s just you kek
     
  13. Ashi cool beanz

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    Anyway in a broader sense, tradition is only gonna be practiced by people who believe that it means something to them

    Trying to introduce on others may actually distance them even further since it won’t mean anything to them in the same way
     
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