-Our children must follow in our footsteps; after all, we are older and know about the world.
Source: The Zahir
Contributed by: Aart Hilal
-We must never make our parents sad, even if this means giving up everything that makes us happy..
-We must study things we will never use, but which someone told us were important to know.
-What other people think is more important than what we feel.
-We must be amusing at all times and sneer at those who express their real feelings; it's dangerous for a tribe to allow its members to show their feelings.
-We must buy jewelry; it identifies us with our tribe, just as body piercing identifies those of a different tribe.
-We must do jobs we detest because we are part of an organized society, and if everyone did what they wanted to do, the world would come to a standstill.
People who are different are dangerous; they belong to another tribe; they want our lands and our women.
-We must marry, have children, reproduce the species.
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