It is not traditions that can be held responsible for being an obstacle for individualism. Rather it is the incorrect interpretation of those traditions! Eg. Muslim men being allowed to marry four women was to increase the population of the religious community and this tradition has taken a heinous form now. Thus, each tradition has a scientific and moral reason behind it. Eg. Hindus worshiping trees was a way of preventing the people from cutting them down, thus allowing the environment and nature to prosper.