传统与创新-写给2016的那些情话 Tradition vs Creation. – The ballad I wrote for 2016.

作为一个孤傲的年轻人,或者说自诩远渡重洋,受过不同文化程度洗礼的我,面对规则,面对固有的观念,常常很自信地嗤之以鼻。是的,为什么我们不能打破一些规则,去辩证地看待一个问题?

我常常觉得open-minded是一件极其重要的事情,倘若把它翻译成“心胸宽广”或“思想开放”在某种语境中是不正确的。我会自然而然地认为我们应该用多重的价值观去进行判断。但坚信多元价值的我们是否也陷入了这种“单一”价值观的围墙中?倘若我们用这种所谓的单一的多元的价值观(把多元化视作一个有机整体)对生活做出判断,在宇宙的另一个层面,或者另一个空间,我是不是亦会被认为是观念陈旧,迂腐不堪的“老者”。对于这种僵局,我无从回答,很多在当下被认为无比先进和无比正确的事情,在我若干年回过神来重新思考常常觉得愚不可及。我常常惊讶于自己在高中时期写下的那些痴男怨女的情节,也忘了如何去理解大学时期那种青涩与不堪的懵懂。倘若生命演摆着进化的旋律,我们似乎永远可以去嘲笑过去的自己。

这样想来,现在我对传统与规则的想法,是不是有失偏颇?或者换个词,是不是不可取?人,总是太难去做判断,或者价值判断的本身就存在着正确与错误的悖论。没有任何一种价值体系是毫无偏颇的。我常常认为,规则是枷锁,we need to be different. 不一样又怎样,我们都是灿烂的烟火。主流的趋势让人们心生畏惧从而误解了很多事情的本质,比如“面子”,比如“社会判断”,比如“道德”。有一段时间我最讨厌的逻辑语句是:你看,有没有人会这么做!更讽刺的是,很多表面上大家都没有做的事情其实也在悄悄发生,他们像是没有穿衣服的妇女,羞愧地走在街仔街头,扮演着皇帝新装的角色。叛逆被披上了原罪的外衣。

我曾一度将之责怪于社会群居体系和氏族的交换契约,把它认为是一种无可奈何。人类被既定地需要以大多数人的利益为发展目标,大多数人的定义是:拥有绝大部分共有属性这一特征导致的从众化。讽刺的是,推动历史社会进步的往往是那么几个一开始不被世俗所看好的人?于是有了成王败寇。The winner takes all! 在中国,更讽刺的是,和谐社会的发展,一小部分人富裕了起来。有人归因为社会的发展的必然规律,而大多数人扮演这承就小部分人的角色。在社会体系中,谈自由主义或许是偏激的。

尽管我还是一个去喜欢,去相信我所相信的人;尽管我还是会去抱怨抱怨身边的事情;受到所处的时代和接受的教育文化的影响,尽管我还是很讨厌一些传统的东西。但我写这篇博文的原因,绝不是去落俗套地重申与呼唤中国社会所需要的不同声音。反而,有些话更多只是为了写给自己。2016年2月8日,春节,我参加了久违的团圆饭,在一个破旧的大厅,吃着不爱吃的菜,看着不爱看的春晚,刷着几毛几分的红包,看着大人们聊着一些或当年,或当下,无聊又琐碎的家长里短,就这样,我默默地看着,看着这边土地上的人,在我们上个世代,上上的世代的他们就如同今天的我们,任谁也无法摆脱命运在时光的荏苒中对我们生命的镌刻和洗礼,没有对与错,那是岁月留下的安静的影子证明了我们的曾今,也是社会变革中暴露的我们的现在,那是上一辈人看着我们的善意的抱怨与慈祥的不解,也是从中流露出的参杂着对于生活或纠结或释然的幸福的目光,当我嗟哉十三亿人口惊人的一致性时,想想经若干个世代轮转,这些流淌在血液里的东西被渐渐稀释,心中便有了一种空巢的无奈,和似孤鸟越过荒村的苍凉惋惜。

那么其实,当昨日的变革成了今日的传统,今日的创新亦会成名明朝的历史,我还有什么资格去抱怨呢?想来,我们,我们的父亲母亲,我们父亲的父亲和母亲的母亲,都曾经活过,活在这边土地。

记得有一年在国外过圣诞,我问朋友,我们为什么要过圣诞节?如果我们想过什么节日,或者想庆祝什么,哪一天都可以啊?他当时答到:“难道过节不好吗?天天过节不会太累?今天过节是最好了!” 我一直觉得这是玩笑话。我不是一个对规则,传统的虔诚者,我并没有经历过很多我命中注定不会经历的事情。我爸常说我是一个长不到的孩子,尽管我不想长大,但我知道,有时候我们不需去判断,因为我们不需要选择,对于那种我们生命中的重叠与交集,就让我们去尊重吧!去尊重别人的回忆与信仰,去尊重所爱之人的过去与现在,去陪伴与慰借那些逝去的岁月。在这种程度上,创不创新,传不传统,又有什么区别呢?

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