That goes by very fast,
Mostly spent trying to figure it out,
Then reliving the past,
So culture tries to provide some guidance,
In ritual and lore,
So you don't have to repeat those mistakes,
Committed by humans that lived before,
But hard-learned lessons don't always apply,
With each new gen'ration,
So the value of mores must be reviewed,
Every so often.
But then, by who?
We're all new to this life.
We can only overturn tradition,
And let our kids figure what we did right.