Minor Taboos And (A Little Self-Promotion)

Posted: February 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

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In almost every aspect of life you’ll find levels. Society subsists off structure, or rather structure begets society. Truly, structure helps mold taboos, because structured chaos is not the same as structured uniformity.

Not holding the door open for the person behind you, not excusing yourself after belching, or not saying “thank you” to another is taboo in many levels of society. But I think the above taboos are only minor taboos. Taboos, like many other things, exist in levels ranging from the major to the minor.

However what is a minor taboo in one culture may not be a minor taboo in another. And what is a major taboo at one time may not be a major taboo at the next. Every taboo was once not taboo. And what is now taboo may not be taboo in the future. (I’ll probably write this again and again, but it is important to remember when discussing the subject of taboo.)

No taboo is absolute or universal! (At least not with regards to human history.)

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My novel, The Land Without Footprints: Shadows Amongst Shadows, explores the issues of taboo and freedom and laws. Where would our minds go if we realized our freedom? What color would best describe our choices? What would you refrain from doing? refrain from thinking, if anything?

The job of the writer is to write. The job of the reader is to read. Entertainment marries the writer and reader.  Thus, my job is to keep you awake. Your job is to stay awake. Let’s stay awake together.

Read a sample chapter and buy the book here.

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