Rites of Passage
Ceremony and Rituals are society's way of teaching and maintaining the culture
Why do we have rites of passage?
Are they still a significant part of growing up in the modern world? If not, should they be?
Today, we have ID cards and social security numbers, badges and political party affiliations and Facebook friend lists, jobs and resumes and official titles to remind us and others who we are, where we are in the world, what we do, and who we know. Do these suffice? Or are we missing out on genuine rites of passage?