We live in a world where traditions matter since they reflect what the ancestors used to do. At least that is what our parents have been telling me, and their parents also did the same. So, does that mean whatever they say, you have to put your faith in it because you haven’t seen it or, think for yourself and know whether it is appropriate to follow the same traditions in the times of today? Every culture and religion around the world have their uniqueness which makes it different from the rest. However, there are certain traditions followed by a varied spectrum of people over the globe which cannot be justified in any way. The reason I insist and ask you to think again before following a tradition is that there are traditions you’ll be reading now which are still adapted by people today, and some are even fatal.
1: Bullet ant gloves.
Boys of the Amazonian tribe have to prove their manhood when they come of age by wearing a woven mitt in which deadly creatures called bullet ant are placed. Then, they wear these mitts on hands and dance for 10 minutes.The bizarre part is that they have to repeat this at least 20 times in their lifetime.
The tradition which is followed by Sateré-Mawé people not only make the boys prove their manhood but also make them collect bullet ants from the Amazon forest. To provide you with a better picture, the gloves worn by them contain dozens of those ants, and each ant’s sting is 30 times more painful than that of a bee.