Why we need "Hazing", such tradition just unacceptable

United States
December 31, 2011 11:12pm CST
From news, college fraternity, or high school football teams love to play "Hazing" on rookies, or the new brotherhood members. They might adopted such bizarre activities such as hit them on the face, or spit on them, or other violent activities, etc..... Why do we adopt and accept such tradition to be part of the team? In recent news, such hazing activities just become fatal, and some people were die from it, which make it detrimental, or a criminal activities. Somehow, Should they consider modify the hazing activities, must it to humiliate others? What would you say?
4 responses
• Indonesia
1 Jan 12
Perhaps originally, "hazing" was to be bonded together with the peers and colleagues and teams. But the recent development of "hazing" become "bullying".
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
1 Jan 12
I think that that was ever just the excuse, not the reason.
• Indonesia
2 Jan 12
Of course it's the excuse as people naturally wants others to accept them within the peers and not to be an outcast from the society (read: peers, colleagues, friends influences). It's in the character to object such activities towards their own friends or their juniors. as for me better to be left alone rather than in group like ducks in the line... :P
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
1 Jan 12
I think that the tradition is disgusting. It reminds me of gang initiation. It is the same concept. To be a part of the group, you have to show that you are worthy by getting tortured and doing things that you would not do under normal circumstance. It is about power. It is not "in fun" and no, I do not believe that this sort of primitive and destructive behavior should be allowed. And no, I do not believe that these activities should be modified. They should not exist at all. It is really just a form of bullying. Sometimes the damage is not even physical. Sometimes it is emotional/psychological. This is just a socially acceptable way of hurting people, sometimes even going to the extent of rape and manslaughter. It is ridiculous and it blows my mind what people get away with in the name of tradition. Personally, I don't see why sororities and fraternities are allowed at all.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
1 Jan 12
It is just bullying of a different flavor when you really think about it. And there are going to be a lot of times where people tend to really try and hide their disgusting actions under the prospect of tradition and that is just the way it is. There are times where behaviors are acceptable under the guise of tradition and then there are going to be times where people are not going to really be all that bothered by things that they should be bothered by. Then there are times where people keep going one step further, then one step further, and eventually, it gets out of control. The best way is to really not give them an inch otherwise they are really going to really take pretty much everything that they are going to really take whatsoever. Hazing should be something that should be done away with, there is just too much of a thing where people are going to go too far in the heat of the moment.
• Philippines
1 Jan 12
Well, many traditions die hard is spite of new habits adopted by people. Hazing ,as a tradition, is hard to erase becuase some people use it as an initiation and a character test of a person entering a particular group. They feel that it is a special privilege for a person to enter their group and they have to be worthy of such name, recognition and position. It is also used to keep the command and the people under in line. If you can't have respect by admiration, you can have forced respect by inducing fear and intimidation. I agree that some tradition are archaic and should be abolished but some people do clung to them tightly becuase it is part of their culture. They see that their norms and doings are not the business of the public. However, some basic human rights might be crossed just for the sake of tradition.