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Do we still respect our traditional culture, especially a case whereby a lady is meant to be a virgin until he get married, kneeling down or postrating to the elderly ones?

Can somebody tell me why this practise is not strong as before.

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patriotic aside, our culture is the most oldly fashion without mordern improvement

our culture begins from birth,upbrings,schooling,job,marriage,poor roads that has been existing PRIOR AND DURING AWO,ZIK,AHMADU BELLO,electricity,water system,e.t.c

or is it juju that cannot consruct a bicycle, bridge,dam,plane,train jet busand co.But the culture can ask a widow to stay with a dead husband 4 how many days? and washing and drinking the dead bath water or casting evil spell on a promising someone in a family.

Adviceable 4 us to look into how soon will embrace developmental culture not arcace types.

KINDLY READ 'IS ABUSE PART OF OUR CULTURE'in nairaland and you got to understand where nigeria culture begins 4rm i.e MOUTH

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Honestly i really do not know but den i tink its something dt can be figured out.K say like what Widows pass thru?Normally i dont tink dts right u know.DO u get?Dt kain scenario.

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How do you figure out the ones that are not bad? This is like saying, "ignore the ones you don't like"

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The ones dt do not mean bad.I really do not knw but i tink its something u cn figure out.

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How do we determine the positive parts of our culture?

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Traditions will change, time by time a bit.

But what is important for us ? This traditions we should keep.

I think everybody has to decide by him- or herself.

But see that often others are deciding for,

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Good post.

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Let's be honest, even the most stubbornly out-of-date traditionalist cannot follow all the practices of his ancestors. Our ancestors were just like us in terms of diversity: they did not all practice the same traditions!

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^^^^^^^^^^NOOOOO^^^^^^^^

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In my world you have no option but to submit and respect the ways of our ancestors. Any violation, willful or not is met with severe penalty. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.

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kneeling down or prostrating to me doesn't show any respect but pretense and keeping virginity for a dear hubby doesn't guaranty faithfulness and happy home.

i think the only thing that make our tradition and culture to be fading is nothing but the fact that they were destructive not constructive.

I know quite well Ayenfe that you will not support the tradition that demand the wife to drink the water used in bathing her late hubby to prove her innocence in the death of her dear hubby, so what tradition or culture are we talking about?

The good ones are still maintain, for instance OUR DRESSING CODE even in ASO ROCK. So keep to the constructive ones for a better Nigeria

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I say respect the positive parts of our culture and throw the negative parts into the rubbish bin. Parts like those that maltreat widows, treat women as second class citizens and so on

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Ayenfe nothing stops you from doing it.

It suprises me to see some women puring sand into something that women have fought for even died for over the years.

Women are moving on in life but it is women like them that are throwing sticks between their legs to fall them down.

Well hope your family is not large because you will end up spending the day on your knees.

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What will we gain by respecting the culture of our less civilised forefathers?

If a lady is a virgin until she gets married, does that guarantee a good marriage with her non-virgin husband?

If we kneel down and prostrate for elderly ones who are tribalistic and intolerant, does that educate them?

A culture is only as important as its usefulness. Any tradition that lack usefulness should be abandoned!

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