I'm not opposed to traditions, or anything but it truly get to my head the way Africans take tradition so seriously.There are obviously good traditions, but some tradition like are so ridiculous that I WONDER WHY PEOPLE FOLLOW IT. like for example some silly tradition demands the women to do everything the husband says whether she like it or not. I brought up this topic because my father is "tradition is tradition' sort of person. my dad have a very good understanding of tradition, and he is a sincere followers of traditions. But must we always bow down to tradition ? I am not saying that traditions should not have any place in our lives. But I believe that traditions are products of people's needs. They should bring us happiness and harmony rather than bondage. We love our country because it is our motherland rather than because it is a tradition. By the same token, we love our parents because they brought us up not because it is a tradition. Similarly, we get married because of love rather than tradition.