There is nothing inherently wrong with nostalgia or tradition, but there’s a point where it can go dreadfully wrong, where we can get trapped in it. Our past starts to clutter our present. Eventually we reach a point where we can’t move forward with our lives because we’re too afraid of upsetting the past.
Life is one big, grand experiment. It’s also short. We’re doing ourselves and humanity a disservice by pushing the status quo.
Where we go next may not necessarily be better or worse than where we are now, but sometimes you have to move on anyway. If we don’t push forward, constantly testing and expanding our limits, we risk stagnating.
No great period in history ever got started by standing still.