Critical Thinking – Why have we “always done it that way?”

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Do we lack critical thinking?


filiopietism – the reverence of forebears or tradition carried to excess

Or to put it another way …

We’ve always done it that way…


Why do we follow certain traditions? Is it because we are told that we must?

Is there social pressure to perform an action, or follow certain procedures because “traditionally, it’s always been done that way?”

Sometimes it’s interesting to think about the why of a tradition. Why do we need to do it a particular

Why do we need to do it a particular way? Is it based on some real reason?

Jason Wells wrote a fascinating post on this. Check out his link: – The Lesson of the Monkeys




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