Write about the following topic.
Traditions are about the past and innovation is about the future, and it has been argued that we need to let go of traditions for the sake of progress. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this? What role should traditions have in our lives?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
First of all, preserving a connection with our past is one of the most admirable things we, as humans, do. One of the reason people turn to their history might be a need to accumulate knowledge and experience of others and to receive inspiration. It is well known that many innovations have come from the past. For example, the traditional church, which was a historical centre of studying, tuition and academic research, gave birth to a musical notation, optometry innovations such as glasses, the teaching of genetics and other progressive ideas. Hence, our past is a good platform and basis for new discovery (discoveries).