When certain things don’t make sense, there is a perfectly reasonable reason for it. Certain practices though funny may have a legacy to it.
It may make sense back then, but bad habits will eventually cause other problems.
One may drink alcohol to warm up in cold weather, it makes total sense in cold weather. However if the person still drinks alcohol to warm up in warm weather, that makes no sense at all! It may then lead to an addiction to alcohol and then lead to health issues.
The legacy was there and it makes perfect sense during cold weather, but things that make sense in one season is nonsense in another.
Practises and decisions should change with time. There will be a time when certain acts and practises are necessary again, but wait until those times come before doing such things! Don’t let one season define everything!