We cannot live a good life on our own. Much of who we are is due to our heritage – to a “tradition which has been lived out and tested down the years” (Lucas, 66). What does this mean for those who have come from evil, wicked, daft parents? It means that what we receive and pass on is important; and it is important that we receive and pass on is important, too.
As Brown writes, “… a path can only be formed by the passage of many feet” (46). I would add, with Lucas, that this also takes place “down the years.”