seventeen traditions Essay

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Tradition normally means time transcendence passed down from elder generation to younger generation. In the book “The Seventeen Traditions” written by Ralph Nader, Nader explains many different kinds of traditions learned from his parents and family. The central idea is that tradition enriches the human experiences and gives a value building one’s personality and character beyond power and money. These days’ people are too busy to consider what is really important in their lives or what they live for. They only look for power and money. Sometimes they forget the most precious things that are actually bringing real happiness to them, such as they look for present entertainment rather than real enjoyment. Tradition could be one of…show more content…
As Nader states in this book, it is not good listening. It is kind of waiting to their turn or time to say. They can also learn something while conversations with other, but most people feel very difficult for it. This might result losing an opportunity to learn one of precious information or knowledge in their life. The tradition of listening is a key to success in marketing area. The winner among many companies is who most listen carefully to customers’ voice. From this listening, they can understand customers’ needs and wants and develop their goods or services.
According to the tradition of the family table in Nader’s book, the family table is really good place where all family member talks to each other about what happened today. While having dinner together, parents understand what and how their children do and think; and children listen to their parents’ advices or experiences which can be really valuable things in their future. I think this is the real place where traditions are passed down to children from their parents, and communications are going on. In fact, important meetings between business people are usually placed at good quality restaurant rather than an office because they can relax and have more time to get to know each other while having dinner together. Then, this table becomes the place where makes these people more close to each
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