'Because it's tradition!' That's the main response we get a lot of the time when we question why people do the things they do. You go to Midnight mass for Easter, you make a certain dish for a holiday, or you take part in a weekly activity by rote... 'It's Tradition!' Roll with it.
This is especially true with holidays or family platitudes. The problem is tradition as a concept has always been a generational concern. Over time tradition seems to have fallen by the wayside, which irks many who look at it as a definitive part of life. Could it be that we're too consumed by our lives now to continue on with traditions or it could be that we're lazy and just don't care.
Reddit u/Thehaloboy wanted to know What is a dying tradition you believe should be preserved?
With or without a moat?
Castles, no one builds a good castle anymore. I mean sure there are "castle like" buildings but not a good 11 foot thick wall of stone castle.
This has always been on my "if I was insanely wealthy" list. I would build an honest-to-god castle in the same style as they did in the 12th century.
Harvest festivals. It really only works in small to medium agricultural towns, but it really grounds one to the seasons and agricultural production. Right now in Lodi California we are having the annual Lodi Grape Festival, themed after the winegrape harvest season, and it's been going for something like 60 years.
Traditional animation. A lot of the big animation studios claim it's too expensive and time consuming but if you look at their budgets and how long it can take to render CG animated films then it's about the same difference.
Yeah, I noticed when Disney shifted from traditional animation to CG. I really miss having traditionally animated films in the theater every year.
Whenever I travel, I love to send postcards to my young family members. Sometimes I go to an antique store and find vintage postcards from the area I'm visiting.
I've gotten positive feedback, they all seem to think it's neat to get them, but recently I received one from a young family member and it was a nice surprise!
There are a few companies that now sent printed posted from pictures you take and download. The sender adds a message to the picture. I saw this concept on Shark Tank a few years ago and the guy got a deal. I am now seeing television commercials for a similar product. This is not the same as buying a postcard from the location, writing a message and mailing it but perhaps it will revitalize the idea of sending postcards.
And Peanut Butter too!
Canning and preserving food. I grew up doing this and it's something I still do. There's nothing like eating chili in the winter with tomato juice you made yourself or eating homemade strawberry jelly. My friends didn't grow up in that lifestyle but enjoy when I bring them fresh jelly in the spring.
That Irish one with the rings that indicate whether or not you're interested in dating anyone by the way you wear them.
The Claddagh ring! For those who don't know it's a ring with two hands holding a heart. The idea being referenced is that the wearer would flip which way the heart was facing depending on if she had a special someone or not. (I might have gotten this flipped) If the ring was oriented so it looked like the hands were presenting the heart toward the fingertip(away from the wearer) then she is looking for love. If it was flipped, heart being presented to the wearer, she was already in love or spoken for.
It's also just a cool design in general and being a male in an Irish family, I was super disappointed that I wasn't allowed to wear rings.
Can I ride my bike in?
Drive In Movie Theaters.
We've got one about 15 minutes from me and it's the BEST! Like $6 to get in, and they don't kick you out if you want to stay for another show after the one you went to see. Since we're in FL it's better to go during the winter when it's cooler and less bugs.. Dress cozy, bring some camping chairs, whatever snacks and drinks you like.. My friends with kids bring them and set them up with blankets and pillows in the back of the truck.. It's a great time! My only complaint is that for horror movies or stuff like that where they're darker in color it can be a little hard to see but whatever, you can bring the whole squad for less than $20 so it's forgivable.
Keep the basics...
"Home economics" as they used to call it. Learning the basics of cooking, baking, sewing, cleaning and how to manage a household budget. They are useful and important things to know no matter who you are.
Get off my lawn!
Sitting on your porch.
I love it.
But I've thought before if everyone sits on their front porch everyone would just be looking at everyone else sitting on their porch. Would there be a common knowledge that we don't start crossing streets and property lines to mingle? If I need to speak to Charlie across the street about carpooling do I have to call him? Can I shout out? Or is it like invisible walls are up during porch sitting?
RSVPing, saying you'll be somewhere and actually showing up, consistency, etc.
I blame a lot of the rise of flakiness to cell phones. It's a lot easier to cancel last-minute when you can reach someone who's already made it to your designated meeting place. Whereas before everyone had a phone, if you made plans, you pretty much had to be there unless you had a good reason not to (or were a complete d**k!) I mean, i still think flaking is a d**k move, but it's way easier to do it nowadays.
We've all said something stupid, let's not lie to ourselves.
What is the stupidest thing that ever came out of your mouth?
Should Probably Never Shop At That Store Again
"When the cashier said "Have a nice day", and I replied with "No, thanks".
"Background: I wasnt thinking straight that day, and thought they said "Do you want a bag"
That's. How. Twins. Work?
"Her: the twins are 3 years old"
"Me: Both of them?"
"Oh no this unearthed a memory i had buried from kindergarten lmao"
"4 year old me was not a very bright kid"
That's. How. Death. Works...
"Watching the documentary 'The Last Dance' when a Kobe interview pops up -"
"Me: "Wow, they must have filmed this before Kobe died."
"My wife: "Yeah, obviously…."
You Should Have Asked What "Nothing" Tastes Like Next
Keep Up With Me
"In my car."
"Which I had driven to work."
Black Is White, White Is Black
"I don't understand why people place bets on who wins, why not just place bets on who loses?"
"Yeah took me a minute to register what I said..."
Should Probably Have A Chat With HR After This
"Boss: "Hey TheMediator, do you have a sec?"
"Me: "For you, I've got lots of secs!"
"Boss: wide-eyes, mouth dropped"
You Don't Need College Anymore. Go Home. Bury Your Head In The Sand.
"I know I look stunning…(sarcastically)"
"To which I replied, "don't flatter yourself."
It's In The Descriptor?
"It's been 20 years and the memory of it still brings me out in a cold sweat."
Oh Good Lord...
"Asked my friend how his mom was doing at his moms funeral."
"Jesus Christ this is the worst one on this thread. What was his response?"
But that couldn't be further from the truth. So we keep on faking it.
Redditor espectro11 asked:
"What's your 'I don't know, I didn't think I'd get this far' moment?"
Oh Right, Getting Paid
"Ya girl was not prepared."
"Deada** didn't think I'd make it that far."
Outside the Box
Just Not the Right Fit
"An interview at Google. The 20 years younger than me was describing the peer review system."
"I responded with 'Jesus, that sounds awful.' "
"I did not get the job."
These were accounts of long-developing success stories that they never would have predicted.
A Winding Road
"My entire legal career"
Putting Fires Out
"So, I assume I have imposter syndrome and keep doing what I am doing."
You just never know.
Hikers of Reddit, what is the weirdest or creepiest thing you've come across while hiking?"
"The only reason..."
You see... this is why I wouldn't go mess around in the Australian Outback.
I also may or may not have watched Wolf Creek one too many times.
"A recliner on a small hill with a hole dug out in the middle and water bottles all over the place."
"A trashed campsite..."
"A trashed campsite complete with the tent cut open...
...do you report these things, or what?"
Or maybe not... you might want to turn back.
"The walls were completely plastered..."
The walls were completely plastered in porn."
Well... that's one way to get off.
"The man stopped talking..."
The man stopped talking and then just walked away into the night."
"I stepped in..."
"We still have no idea..."
We still have no idea who that was or why they didn't even speak."
This story sent a chill running down my spine.
Who was that?!
Perhaps figuring it out would be even scarier.
"Went hiking with my dad..."
"I was trying to make my way across..."
Thankfully you got out of there!
"I thought it was a magical, beautiful moment..."
Sooo... still want to go hiking or camping? None of this changed your mind? None of it?
It was nice knowing you. I'll stick with my running water.
Have some creepy stories of your own? Feel free to tell us about them in the comments below!
Like, how did that happen? I guess I should just be thankful I'm still here to witness it all.
Redditor u/TW1103 wanted to discuss the meaning... of time and all of its affects by asking:
What fact really puts the scale of time into an insane perspective?
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"The 80s were 40 years ago."
Time goes by...
Years Gone By...
"MLK Jr. and Anne Frank were born in the same year."
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"The queen and Marilyn Monroe would've been the same age."
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