Why is taboo so powerful?

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    HemperorsClosetposted 6 years ago

    Why is taboo so powerful?

    ta·boo/t??bo?o/
    Noun:   
    A custom prohibiting or restricting a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing.
    Adjective:   
    Prohibited or restricted by custom.
    Verb:   
    Place under such prohibition.
    Synonyms:   
    noun.  tabu - prohibition - ban - interdict - proscription
    adjective.  tabu - forbidden - prohibited - illicit
    verb.  tabu - prohibit - ban - forbid - interdict - bar

    What makes taboos so appealing that they transition into the realm of cultural normalness?

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    Sooner28posted 6 years ago

    The fact that humans are pack animals and have a tendency to group think.  No one wants to speak up, so everyone is afraid of committing whatever the taboo in question is.

 
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