“Don’t do it”,”Don’t eat chocolate”,”Don’t look”,”I forbid you to go out.”
Have you ever wondered why we succumb to the forbidden?
Generally the individual tends to feel an attraction towards the unknown, this being perhaps an inherent characteristic of the human being, to know, to explore the unknown, but why the forbidden? why is what we should not do generally attractive to us? Do we like challenges? Taking on challenges? Or being irreverent? What’s behind all this or what’s the explanation for this behavior?
The human being since ancient times has had the interest to know, to investigate and to discover, that is to say, to go further, until reaching or reaching new limits, it is an attraction that leads the individual to satiate that need and curiosity to know even more about something, sometimes transgressing rules or norms and assuming, in some cases, the consequences of it.
“The only way to overcome a temptation is to let yourself be carried away by it.”
But when we focus merely on the point of transgressing rules as mentioned above, we speak of what cannot or should not be done, that is, wanting to do something which, according to the rules imposed by society, is not permitted for man, and which could be sanctioned or judged, yet apparently everything that spells “forbidden” often seduces, attracts, and causes curiosity. Analyze it for a moment, review your actions and thoughts throughout your life and you will see that sometimes you have been tempted to do something that you know is not appropriate or that goes beyond the parameters set by society.
According to some sources consulted, this desire or need for what is forbidden is attributable to genetic and environmental factors, as biochemist Dean Hamer, of the U.S. National Cancer Center, who says there is a compatibility between courage and the D4DR gene, says Hamer that those who carry a particular version of the gene show a high incidence of risk and prohibition.
If we go further back in time, prohibition is nothing new, Adam and Eve, for example, gave in to the forbidden fruit and were punished for it, as we all know… Is it true that they say that prohibition is order but generates disorder?
If we pause a little to analyze the behavior of people, for example cases of infidelity, when we study this type of action and according to data or interviews conducted with those who have practiced this practice, they agree that breaking a rule generates a strong attraction, to get out of the monotony, the tingle, the emotion of doing something wrong or inadequate is what in many cases drives us to fall into this type of situation. Similarly, following a diet immediately comes to mind countless images of foods full of calories such as chocolates, ice cream, pizzas and cravings become the protagonists of the moment. Without a doubt, what is forbidden can generate emotion in certain people, temptations will always be very attractive, prohibitions lead us to want to go further. Perhaps if society were less restrictive there would be fewer infidelities, young addicts, early pregnancies and even fewer dietary failures…
What do you think about it?
I particularly think that what is forbidden is very subjective, it depends on our ideals, values, preferences, what we believe to be right and wrong, we are the ones who set limits and do it with those around us, perhaps not everything we forbid or forbid is harmful. All that remains is to keep thinking about this subject and well, not to fall into temptation, is it?
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“Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread, they satisfy the appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.