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Tradition, religion holding back Africa's progress

We live in a traditional society. Before I go any further, let me make a very clear distinction between 'tradition' and 'culture'. Culture is a living thing and changes all the time.

It is the way in which we speak, eat, dress, make music, the way we dance, act and live in general. Tradition on the other hand, is a rather static phenomenon, which is exactly why it has the potential to cause problems.Essentially, tradition prescribes how we should live, how we should do things, how we should run our lives. The problem with tradition is that it dictates us to do things in a certain way, not for any particular reason but 'because that is the way it is done'.

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