Staying True to Their Roots

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Post by Shrebarsa » 04 Oct 2017, 23:52

Roots form the base ofor everything. I feel they were completely justified staying true to their roots.

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Post by BoyLazy » 05 Oct 2017, 00:57

We should try to stay true to our roots, but always use our wisdom and knowledge to make decisions. Some traditions may be wrong which should not be followed blindly.
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Post by Anjum » 05 Oct 2017, 03:42

Staying true to our roots is really important. It reflects our character and beliefs, both of which are really important in human life.
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Post by BoyLazy » 05 Oct 2017, 05:48

Anjum wrote:Staying true to our roots is really important. It reflects our character and beliefs, both of which are really important in human life.
Well said. Love the simplicity of your words :) It is straight to the point.
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Post by Eric77 » 05 Oct 2017, 13:56

There is an African saying that " if you don't know where you come from, you won't know where you are going". They are absolutely right to stay true to their tradition. People would always judge and speak.
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Post by Amagine » 05 Oct 2017, 18:26

Eric77 wrote:There is an African saying that " if you don't know where you come from, you won't know where you are going". They are absolutely right to stay true to their tradition. People would always judge and speak.
That is a wonderful saying and so true too!
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Post by geoffrey ngoima » 05 Oct 2017, 19:25

Eric77 wrote:There is an African saying that " if you don't know where you come from, you won't know where you are going". They are absolutely right to stay true to their tradition. People would always judge and speak.
It's true, (same principle as can't solve a problem until you've acknowledged it)
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Post by Christina Rose » 05 Oct 2017, 22:18

Eric77 wrote:There is an African saying that " if you don't know where you come from, you won't know where you are going". They are absolutely right to stay true to their tradition. People would always judge and speak.
A very insightful saying. And, yes, people will always judge and speak. That is very true.

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Post by BoyLazy » 05 Oct 2017, 22:52

Eric77 wrote:There is an African saying that " if you don't know where you come from, you won't know where you are going". They are absolutely right to stay true to their tradition. People would always judge and speak.
We have similar sayings in India as well. It's a global thought I believe. Great line.
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Post by jenjayfromSA » 06 Oct 2017, 05:01

I respect and envy those who have strong cultural roots. They know who they are and can take comfort in the traditions. William and Myra are proud of their heritage, even if to the world they are disadvantaged. Most of us don't have that sense of community, being crosses from different cultures, belonging to none, swaying with the changing fads of so-called Western civilistions

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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 05:06

jenjayfromSA wrote:I respect and envy those who have strong cultural roots. They know who they are and can take comfort in the traditions. William and Myra are proud of their heritage, even if to the world they are disadvantaged. Most of us don't have that sense of community, being crosses from different cultures, belonging to none, swaying with the changing fads of so-called Western civilistions
I agree with you. A lot of people have lost touch with their roots. They have lost what made them different from the rest of the world.
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Post by BoyLazy » 06 Oct 2017, 07:42

jenjayfromSA wrote:I respect and envy those who have strong cultural roots. They know who they are and can take comfort in the traditions. William and Myra are proud of their heritage, even if to the world they are disadvantaged. Most of us don't have that sense of community, being crosses from different cultures, belonging to none, swaying with the changing fads of so-called Western civilistions
Those who move to city in childhood they mostly have no idea of their roots.
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Post by geoffrey ngoima » 06 Oct 2017, 09:17

BoyLazy wrote:
jenjayfromSA wrote:I respect and envy those who have strong cultural roots. They know who they are and can take comfort in the traditions. William and Myra are proud of their heritage, even if to the world they are disadvantaged. Most of us don't have that sense of community, being crosses from different cultures, belonging to none, swaying with the changing fads of so-called Western civilistions
Those who move to city in childhood they mostly have no idea of their roots.
Yeah, it's true
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Post by BoyLazy » 06 Oct 2017, 09:39

geoffrey ngoima wrote:
BoyLazy wrote:
jenjayfromSA wrote:I respect and envy those who have strong cultural roots. They know who they are and can take comfort in the traditions. William and Myra are proud of their heritage, even if to the world they are disadvantaged. Most of us don't have that sense of community, being crosses from different cultures, belonging to none, swaying with the changing fads of so-called Western civilistions
Those who move to city in childhood they mostly have no idea of their roots.
Yeah, it's true
I myself am one of those people. I have very less info about my roots. Only some general info and have visited my home place a few times during school days. It's been around 15 years now and I am forgetting now each day..
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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 11:40

The roots in my family have long been forgotten. I truly don't really know my own heritage or the culture of my ancestors.

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The roots in my family have long been forgotten. I truly don't really know my own heritage or the culture of my ancestors.
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