Progressive, innovative, ground breaking. These are words that people often associate with good. Traditional sometimes gets a bad wrap. Probably because people hear traditional and decode that to mean old.
In life we need a balance. There is a time to push the boundaries and be progressive, but at times it is appropriate and needed to be traditional. To go back and look at the roots of something and understand why we do it.
We need to keep the connection to the past as a reminder of where we came from.