Anonymous asked in Society & CultureCultures & GroupsSenior Citizens · 1 month ago

Why do a lot of seniors think tradition is worth maintaining?

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15 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago
    Favorite Answer

    Unfortunately, a lot of them suffer with conditons like senile dementia and require routines in order to get out of bed in the morning.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Tradition is probably best thought of when it is in your own family.  Traditions usually are good, nice, wholesome thoughts, activities, gatherings, or events that keep families getting together.  Events like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and birthday dinners and even sporting events like a special yearly team vs. team game rivalry.  Other larger traditions involve larger groups in your realm:  Church group, college, city or town, work buddies, that you have developed together, and have given meaning to, such as the Veteran's day or 4th of July barbecues, or a Halloween dance and party.  When traditions involve the whole nation, or just a "tribe" with in a state, those traditions become who you are--CULTURAL. These are like Hawaiian dance or Holidays, Pow wow for the Indians, running of the bulls in Spain, or the throwing of colors like the East Indians.  These traditions and cultural events are necessary to each person that wants to BELONG.  We ALL need to belong or we become lonely, introverted, and separated, then we become unhappy, depressed, or hateful.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Not all 'tradition' is worth keeping BUT in general, tradition maintains a structure in a life that has just gone chaotic.   Thinking most traditions ARE worth keeping isn't confined to seniors - I like to think.    It's too easy these days to let things slip.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Not just seniors, but healthy rational people maintain tradition to honor and order life that chaos would destroy. Not all change is good. Growth and order are good. Laws and literature are good. Church and school are good. God is very good, no change needed.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Certain traditions are worth maintaining/preserving but some are best allowed to die because they were not helpful.

  • Snid
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    For one thing, it's fun.  I love traditions.  Even the un-traditional ones.

  • 1 month ago

    Some traditions should be maintained as they prove to be worthwhile where some need to be scrapped. It depends on a lot of factors. There are traditions that get in the way of modern ways of thinking and tend to hold us back from a more sensible future of doing things and some tradition help us to achieve future golds easier and quicker.

  • reme_1
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It is something to share with our children and their children.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Wrong question. ALL seniors think SOME traditions are worth maintaining.

    Traditions are habits. Habits make life manageable, give it structure, reduce the amount of energy spent on worrying what to eat or do. Collective habits give a sense of belonging.  Ethnic languages enable conveying ideas that cannot be expressed well in several "big" languages.

    Traditions such as Female Genital Mutilation definitely are NOT worth maintaining

    • MindSpam4 weeks agoReport

      Sorry but you don't have a monopoly of your own facts

  • Laredo
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Probably because some traditions need to be carried on through the generations, even if it is only a family tradition to do a certain thing at a certain time.

    There are quite a few traditions around and it would be a shame if they were not carried on by the younger generation. However if the younger generation do not want to maintain traditions then there is not a lot we can do and the traditions just die out!

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