I am not sure how traditions get made but once they are made, they get stuck, and it does take a very long time for them to become nontraditional.
I am not saying that all traditions are bad, but I do like changing them up every now and again.
One of the traditions that I would like to see change are things centered around the Christmas season. I would prefer if there was no gift giving, large meals and or leftovers. I would like things to be more centered around family and not so around food.
I would also like to not have the stress of having to go visit family either. I would love to have the ability to just be able to sit and enjoy the season without having to be centered around the negativity of not being able to go and visit family necessarily always. Sometimes when things don’t work out to be able to go and see family it is nice to not be made to feel guilty because you are not able to go out and visit with them.
I find that with seeing family especially around the holidays we do it solely because it is because of tradition and no other reason which is why when we can’t go and visit or choose to go and do something else, we get made to feel guilty.
I find that at some point in everyone’s life we need to be able to make our own traditions and not be stuck in the old ones.
Sometimes we can get so focused that this is the way that it is because that is what tradition says that we can’t see how things might be a little different this time around so maybe for once, just this one time we need to be more flexible and be able to just accept the change have it been different for just this one time.
At the end of the day, I like to be able to do what I want and how I feel about the situation, if I do not want to go and do something or be around certain people then I should be allowed not to go or to be around them!
I would like to be able to make my own traditions always and to be able to do what I always want despite tradition.