Life, it seems, is nothing if not a series of initiations, transitions, and incorporations.
Future orientation is combined with a notion and expectation of progress, and nothing is impossible.
If a student takes the whole series of my folklore courses including the graduate seminars, he or she should learn something about fieldwork, something about bibliography, something about how to carry out library research, and something about how to publish that research.
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents.