Definition: valuing the oral, written, or recorded history <especially the truth> handed down from age to age or ancestor to posterity

Balancing Quality: Curiosity

Familial Quality: conservative

• Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition, and myth frame our response. — Arthur Meier Schlesinger (1917–2007) American historian & critic
• When a tradition gathers enough strength to go on for centuries, you don’t just turn it off one day. —  Chinua Achebe (1930–2013) Nigerian novelist & poet

• There is a traditional conflict between those who hold to the established ways of the past and those who seek a more modern approach. This conflict need not be as divisive if those involved focus on the truth and value of each strategy. All things known lead to the next things knowable.
• “Traditional Values” vary from place to place and culture to culture, but they all include the basic human virtues: love, honesty, humor, fairness, justice, wisdom, honor, goodness, freedom, mercy, loyalty, etc.