The End of the Old World
Civilizations do not end all at once. First come recessions and then depressions. Food lines become food riots. The people who live through such days might remember some watershed moment that “changed everything,” but looking back you can see that it began a long time before that, and it kept on for a long time after that. Like the changing of the seasons, the old world passed, and a new world began.
What did your ancestors do?
Your ancestors adapted as the old world fell apart. The experience left them skilled and pragmatic, but sometimes suspicious and hard.
What custom helped keep your family alive?
Your ancestors prepared for the end. You have a strong history, but their ideals could become a rigid ideology.
What custom have you preserved from the old world?