The old ones taught us, “Sometimes you bend. Sometimes you break.”
We didn’t understand the meaning of these words when young. We thought bending or breaking might hurt.
Our tribe lived by rules. They guided us and protected our ways. We thought they couldn’t be broken. Experience taught us the true meaning of the old ones’ words.
When times grew hard, we bent the rules and hunted beyond our lands. When need arose, we broke our rules and added new.
When survival in a harsh world challenges, it’s better to bend or break tradition than perish. We must be willing to adapt in order to survive.
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