Discuss which tradition you believe has had the most impact on the world today, and why.

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This is a question that would solicit a great variety of responses, and is mostly opinion based.  But the first thing that leaped to my mind in terms of societal impact is the institution of marriage.

Marriage, or some form of it, has been around for almost as long as human civilization, and has been a very strong and resilient framework for the family unit, has been a for longstanding tradition in religions of all kinds, and is also practiced among secular populations and societies.  So I don't know if I can think of a tradition that is more widespread and historically powerful than marriage is.

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