Saturday, 16 November 2013

The Speech I wrote

I wrote this a while back for a friend, thought should put it up.

                           Culture, Traditions and Teachings

Culture is not about traditions it's about the way of life. Traditions are not related to the times, they are applicable at every time and every age. Every situation is covered and explained through the words of traditions. Whether in times of joy or sorrow tradition always has a cure for every problem. Every new generation learns from its elders and traditions are a complication of how our ancestors dealt with situations that need thinking.

Whether its about giving a shoulder to cry or its about sharing a smile, giving sweets on the occasion of celebration traditions help us out in every nook and corner of life.
Most of forget traditions which is driving a wedge between the essence of humanity and driving us closer to machines. Tradition gives us something to hold us together, a feeling of passion, a feeling of love,  connections and emotions that's the very thing that separates us from machines.

Forgetting traditions will deprive us and our future generation(s) of a valuable asset for which we can not find a substitute. Tradition is what unites us and it's what defines us.

To be lost without guidance is what it feels like to be alone and without cultural values, just a little open knob of conscience and maybe we could actually learn from the words spoken by ones before us. Technically, the situations are the same today as they were thousands of years ago, the only difference is that people these days have a lot of say and freedom of speech which was not in the past and this freedom at times presses hard leading to a misunderstanding which ultimately leads to a decision resulting in the loss which you can't account for. 

You can't put a value on the teachings being passed on from the elders, say for example you help someone and this act of random kindness has a positive impact on the life of the other person, that person will remember you for a very long time.
The other day while driving something struck my mind, all you need is a bit of support and some encouraging words from the people who are a part of your life, family or friends. All you need in the time of trouble is flick of hope and that's it but these days most of the people aren't even willing to show you that flick for even a fraction of a second.
You look out for the people you love, that's one of the basic lessons any culture gives out to it's presenters.

If you forget culture, traditions and the teachings passed from a father to his children then you my friend are going to have to start from scratch and that is one heck of work to complete in your life time, cause it's a collection of millions of lives and the lessons learnt by those millions. If something is repeated to a number of people only then is it counted as a lesson and is worthy to be passed along to the future generations.

That's all I have to say.
Thank you for your attention.

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