The prohibition of incest can generate personal poverty when only facing enterprises as impossible as incestuous desires meet.
Although the brain knows that a pearl is a pearl sphere that forms inside the shell of certain mollusks, when you hear the phrase "pearls of dew", does not stop to think about the areas that usually embellish some pearly jewelry, but understood that this is a costly comparison and populate by thousands formations dewy meadow.
This mental phenomenon occurs not only in poetic texts but function more often.
I go to the bottom of it: the prohibition of incest is a very touching because social norm painfully inhibited sexual desires that circulate within the family.
Metaphorically, this prohibition appears when we want to satisfy desires that are out of our reach. Let me give an example:
Several times I have mentioned that our species is the woman who wants to have children with certain men of their surroundings and not others (1).
If a woman has the misfortune of one of the few men to be his dad, as hard to explain his thoughts ("I have a son with my father") and since the prohibition of incest as taboo works, ie most certainly did not confess or herself, is likely to:
- Have a bad relationship with his father because to seduce him unconscious impulses are easily controlled and systematic anger could be a way to get away from him;
- Make multiple attempts to bond with other men to be removed from his head to his only love (her father), which his emotional life, family and economic surely be chaotic, with constant tendency to insolventarse (beggar).
In sum: the impossible is very costly.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): Cuando los deseos incestuosos empobrecen.
(This is the Article Nº 1.685)