Tuesday, February 09, 2016

[ejuufrgy] Respect and obey your parents and elders

A great many cultures have the meme of inculcating into children respecting their parents and elders.  Does the meme persist because it is beneficial?  Its benefits have to be weighed against it being a mechanism of manipulation, control, and abuse.  It could be net harmful.

Nevertheless, such memes could persist because only cultures which have it have a mechanism to transmit culture from generation to generation.

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