The case - Sebastian Sobecki [.pdf]
Shoaf - Anniina Jokinen [, ] - Fred Griffiths - David V.
For example, do you remember when you learned Pig Latin? Someone taught you how to speak it (and they had learned it from another person), and then you probably taught it to someone else, and they probably taught it to someone else—and it just keeps going and going. As you grow older, you might even forget who taught you. Learning Pig Latin is just one example of a tradition that you might have learned from a friend in an everyday way.
Johnson [.pdf] - David Manselle - Kaye Anfield - W.
The other interpretation, however, is more germane to our topic. According to Resh Lakish, if Noah was capable of remaining righteous in the midst of the unbridled perversity that surrounded him on all sides, how much more so would he have been in a community in which morally adequate conduct was the norm! At work in Resh Lakish's observation is the insight that our moral outlook and conduct are, in the normal course of events, strongly influenced by the culture that surrounds us; and that, therefore, the person who is capable of arriving at moral insights that go beyond - and indeed defy - what is the norm in his or her culture, or who is able to maintain integrity in the midst of a perverse community, is a most extra-ordinary human being -- much more so than the one who behaves well in the midst of a community in which the norm is good conduct.