Tradition is a non-argument against equality of opportunity in this day and age. It is always going to lose because it will go against public sense of natural justice.
Earlier times there was guarantee of income associated with hereditary rights and exclusions. Post industrial age those hereditary rights have become meaningless in practice because economic model itself has changed.
Traditions, which are to guide society, will either evolve- organically or by external force, or will become extinct in time. The wheel of time itself will grind it down without mercy. Those who can see that reality and adapt will survive.
3000 years ago there were no refrigerators or phones or internet or tomatoes in India. Why should we cling on to guidelines of that era on *practical/worldly* matters? The thought/philosophy may be retained, but social/cultural reality must reflect passage of time.

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