Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Rite of Passage

Every human existence on this earth is innate(p) with a tragedy, and it isnt original sin. Hes born with the tragedy that he has to grow up. That he has to appropriate the nest, the security, and go out to do battle. He has to lose everything that is gentle and charge for a new loveliness of his own making, and its a tragedy. A deal of people dont have the capacity to do it. A climax of age is a young persons transition from childhood to adulthood. In close to modern societies this transition takes place on an adolescences 18th birthday.The celebrations of these transitions shift from cultivation to culture as well as religious beliefs and indeed affect our opinions, views, beliefs and attitudes towards rites of passage and the foreign processes incorporated into rituals and initiations. My name is Kali Collado and I welcome you to All the Worlds a Stage fiesta w present I will sh be with you why 18th birthdays mean antithetic things to different people. In modern-day Aus tralia most 18th birthday celebrations constitute of large-scale consumption of booze, clubbing, strippers and drug-induced parties.When an adolescent turns 18 society recognises them as adults and are therefore given more responsibilities, choice-flexibility, benefits and independence from their parents. Turning 18 here in Australia doesnt require us to undergo physically and mentally parlous initiations or rituals. In fact these benefits, freedom and responsibilities are turn over to us on a silver platter. Unlike Vanuatuan culture, villages build wooden towers reaching heights of 100 feet or more, where boys as young as five are to jump off a certain political platform with vine ropes tied to each ankle.Summoning all the courage they have, they dive from the platform headfirst. The design of the jump is to land close enough to the ground that contact amid the divers shoulders and the ground is made. These dives are two-fold in that its performed as fall in for their gods to ensure bountiful yam crop or to initiate the common people boys into manhood preceded by circumcision. The higher a man goes along the platform, the manlier hes considered amongst the family line. Vanuatuans believe this ritual necessary because it ensures bountiful crops whereas in Australia intellectual nourishment is consumeily accessible in supermarket isles.This rite of passage isnt erect approximately initiating tribesmen anymore but for what they believe is the survival of the tribe. As the cite goes Initiations arent just for mental wellbeing but for the survival of the tribe Another example of a religious initiation is from South eastmost Asia. There, adolescences are initiated into adulthood to become a novice monk or nun by dressing as Princes or Princesses later their Prince Gautama. They take three Jewels and have their heads shaved and then change into saffron crocus robes.They stay with the monks from a night to a few years to coiffe meditation and prayer, marking a time of purity and innocence as well as awareness of the sins in the institution. Although this ritual is far from the perilous Vanuatuan initiation it still differs from the rituals of 18thbirthday celebrations in Australia in that religion implements preservation of innocence, justice and prayer. 18th birthdays does not signify booze, drugs or partying in these cultures but quite maturity and acceptance of their new roles into their society or tribe.Its not about leaving the nest and its security to go out and research the world by themselves. Its not about swimming into the world of uncalled maturity for the benefit of their culture. It is difficult to judge whether these cultures are right in the way initiations should be incorporated because its specific to their beliefs, their culture and their religion. Their culture Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isnt original sin. Hes born with the tragedy that he has to grow up.That he has to l eave the nest, the security, and go out to do battle. He has to lose everything that is lovely and fight for a new loveliness of his own making, and its a tragedy. A lot of people dont have the courage to do it. Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to revere the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being puerile these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence.And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into tenderness life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and th e desire to be very grown up. ? C. S. Lewis

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