Staying True to Their Roots

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Post by BoyLazy » 06 Oct 2017, 11:46

Amagine wrote: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.
I guess this is the case with most of us ?
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Post by ebethina » 06 Oct 2017, 11:52

Yes I do believe they did. My family and I are very close except for family that live outside of the state we just don't see as much. We still try to keep knowledge of ancestry and roots. Someone in my mom's family had written a book on who the ancestors were and it was very interesting.
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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 06 Oct 2017, 12:03

It's ultimately harmful when people have to hide their identity to fit in with the dominant culture. William's and Tom's honouring of their traditions is important to their integrity.

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Post by BoyLazy » 06 Oct 2017, 12:23

ebethina wrote:Yes I do believe they did. My family and I are very close except for family that live outside of the state we just don't see as much. We still try to keep knowledge of ancestry and roots. Someone in my mom's family had written a book on who the ancestors were and it was very interesting.
Great to have a book.. hope I get to develop as a writer and write a book on my roots.. Need a lot of research as I know nothing.
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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 17:35

ButterscotchCherrie wrote:It's ultimately harmful when people have to hide their identity to fit in with the dominant culture. William's and Tom's honouring of their traditions is important to their integrity.
I think it is harmful to hide your identity as well.
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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 01:34

Amagine wrote:
ButterscotchCherrie wrote:It's ultimately harmful when people have to hide their identity to fit in with the dominant culture. William's and Tom's honouring of their traditions is important to their integrity.
I think it is harmful to hide your identity as well.
It's more about not knowing our identity.
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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 07:51

Some people know who or what they are and they hide in shame or for some other reason. I always find that tragic.
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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 08:15

Amagine wrote:Some people know who or what they are and they hide in shame or for some other reason. I always find that tragic.
People are forced to be like that maybe because of others behave oddly upon knowing and start judging them.
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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 08:22

That's true. That's why people need to be brave and have a strong heart.
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Post by meteku4 » 07 Oct 2017, 08:39

I see Tom an Myra's tribe as one whose culture and heritage is being swallowed up by modernity and other more powerful cultures. For Myra to have fought hard to protect that which belongs to their ancestors is an indication that they've stayed true to their ancestry.
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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 10:04

meteku4 wrote:I see Tom an Myra's tribe as one whose culture and heritage is being swallowed up by modernity and other more powerful cultures. For Myra to have fought hard to protect that which belongs to their ancestors is an indication that they've stayed true to their ancestry.
You're right and it's sad thing when heritage becomes swallowed by modernity.
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Post by meteku4 » 07 Oct 2017, 10:54

Amagine wrote:
meteku4 wrote:I see Tom an Myra's tribe as one whose culture and heritage is being swallowed up by modernity and other more powerful cultures. For Myra to have fought hard to protect that which belongs to their ancestors is an indication that they've stayed true to their ancestry.
You're right and it's sad thing when heritage becomes swallowed by modernity.
Exactly!
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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 10:56

We are in agreeance.
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Post by dhomespot » 07 Oct 2017, 14:12

Our roots make us who we are. We can change and adapt to our every-changing world without leaving our roots behind. Sticking only to your roots, can sometimes leave you stuck in the past.
"Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other."- John Steinbeck

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Post by meteku4 » 07 Oct 2017, 14:25

dhomespot wrote:Our roots make us who we are. We can change and adapt to our every-changing world without leaving our roots behind. Sticking only to your roots, can sometimes leave you stuck in the past.
This is a true assertion!
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