Things stick around for lots of reasons, good and bad — including, but not limited to: coercion, fear, inertia, ossification, taboo, chance, network effects, market failures, sunk costs…
Lots of wrong ideas, unhealthy habits and abhorrent behaviours are “old”.
Old ≠ good.
(#NaturalisticFallacy, you’re next)
Why do I trust the literary canon and the classics, then?
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