In the mid 1980's Fuji Film sent a team of individuals to observe what was going on in Rochester, New York.
They spent several days at Kodak finding out what Kodak was doing to develop the digital film market.
The visit was reminiscent of Apple going to Xerox park in the early 1980's to copy Xerox's mouse and GUI. Fuji wanted to see how Kodak developed digital film. Fuji learned and APPLIED what they learned.
Kodak taught but failed to DO. They didn't pursue digital film aggressively for another 20 years.
Fuji is now the dominant player in digital photography. And Kodak? Kodak is nearly extinct.
Kodak forgot Darwin. Evolve or die.
Families do the same thing as Kodak sometimes. They forget to evolve. They cling to past traditions, forgetting growth comes by being willing to change for the better.
Don't cling to the past simply because it's tradition.
Be open to progress, to change!