I often wonder about people who blindly follow their parent’s advice and traditions. I hope they’re not selling themselves short on reaching their potential. What may be fine for our predecessors may not be worthy of us. Is our job to find meaning in our lives and develop our own voice? Are we put here to discover our destiny and our set of truths? Or should we blindly follow what has been handed down to us as gospel without testing it out?
Don’t get me wrong. There is comfort and safety in listening to our elders, and respecting the wisdom of our forefathers has some benefit, but I wonder if it leads to a dead-end?
Click on The Farmer’s Son to read the poem.
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