The key to ANN
Definition; A taboo is a strong social prohibition or ban against words, objects, actions, or discussions considered undesirable or offensive activity such as restrictions on discussion of controversial topics (law, morality, ethics, manners, politics, religion, race).
There are varying explanations for the origin of taboos. While some explanations are anthropological and explain taboos using history and cultural experiences, other explanations are psychoanalytical and explain taboos as an unconscious phenomenon passing through generations.
Pride is the name of the beast. Another word for pride is self worth. A person who has self worth is centered. He is guilty of the sin of pride. He has broken the ultimate taboo. The origin of this taboo is in the neolithic period, where society consisted of a dominant Alpha male and subservient slaves. In a society like this, one tended to keep one’s opinions to oneself. We no longer live in the neolithic. We live in a complicated, turbulent society. This taboo, which is nothing more than self mutilation, has outlived it’s usefulness. Unlock your mind so that you can see the beauty of the world and the glory of man. And know that you are a part of it.
“The human mind is elegant in it’s simplicity,incomprehensible in it’s scale and glorious in it’s implementation” – el Loco Gringo
In our hubris we think that we can understand the human mind by comparing it to that of a chimp, but we are as far evolved above the chimp as the chimp is above the earthworm. An evolutionary miracle has occurred, the greatest leap since the first few neurons gathered into a clump to form the proto-brain. However, as the chimp evolved from the earthworm, we evolved from our simian ancestors with the same behavior patterns. The taboo against pride has been retained in our psyche. This has left a hole in our soul, an aching painful overwhelming need, that we seek to fill with religion, ideology, spirituality, greed, career and other false gods. I wish to give mankind a gift, a key to unlock themselves from the chains of this vestige of the past and to marvel at the wonder that man is.
That god we seek is within us
This simple and beautiful truth unfolds to reveal man’s place in the universe. All is laid bare. Ethics, philosophy, sociology, psychology, spirituality, politics, economy, justice become revealed with all their virtues and faults.
“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here”