What does ‘reject modernity embrace tradition’ mean?
“Reject modernity embrace tradition” is described as a catch-phrase derived from the orthodox and conventional image macros—used in memes to depict the changes of superiority over time in terms of cultural tradition.
We the millennials have already witnessed the era of digitalization. But didn’t we miss our childhood?
Yes, we miss it badly. Because we all are distracted by technology. Still, we love reading books instead of tablets. This generation Z misses the paradisiacal beauty of playgrounds due to the huge popularity and addiction of mobile games.
In this scenario, the slogan or meme “reject modernity embrace tradition” is trending on social media.
Should we be bothered when someone says it to us?
No. It is a reflection of the regressive thought process of the speaker who has failed to adapt with time. It is an excuse that he is giving himself, for not growing with time, rather falling behind and failing to acclimatize to changing situations.
Tradition is uniquely gained in its own country—it renders discerning belongingness and association with a group. It shepherds the family’s ties and empowers people to reconnect with friends, colleagues, and strangers. The tradition strengthens values, e.g. privileges, faith, integrity, better education, personal responsibility, proper ethics within work and peer groups, and improves value within oneself being public-spirited and being compassionate.
As time passes quickly, currently people are indulging modernity. Wherein, some also are in opposition, namely, conservatives and traditionalists.