The hijacking of the word tradition or more to the point traditional. I like the word and the idea behind it but i want to bite my tongue out every time i say it. Dictionary definition goes like this "the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction" Wiki has more of the same. They both have strong religious tones but are not just that. So the way i wash dishs are just as much a tradition as marrage but not as important.
The second point, traditions very in how much they really make any difference. An overall tradition is necessary but not all parts of it are necessary. I usually do dishes cups, bowls, plates silverware, pots, pans. but does it really make any difference? I think that was about how i was taught but does it make much difference. From now one i will think dishes not marriage and the Pope.