I know that purists have been complaining about this for centuries, but I was just thinking about it again today: Everything truly good and beautiful that exists -- love, god, learning, for instance... There have always been people who GET IT and then others who have always sought to CODIFY it. The codifiers' motives for doing so: (1) They sincerely want to enlighten others. OR (2) They don't get it but want to appear as if they do because they've heard so much about it. OR (3) They either get it or don't get it but, whichever, UNDERSTAND the concept and want to use the knowledge to control others.
"love" has nearly been subsumed by obsession with the ritual of either a church ceremony or a state sanction decreeing legitimacy.
"god" has nearly been subsumed by obsession with church rituals/attendance/social function decreeing legitimacy.
"learning" has nearly been subsumed by obsession with a university degree decreeing legitimacy.
"Nearly," I said. The true things will always exist in the ether, outside of the ridiculous societal constructs.