Wednesday, April 5

trobriand society problem

there is one well-known mystery about trobriand custom, and that is how, if
the adolescents go off for a few years by themselves and have free sex,
there are no babies till these years are felt as past, and parenthood
brings re-integration into village society. one loony possibility occurred
to me, thinking of a similar society today, how it might pay off for all
members to give out a free image, but not practise it : flirting all the then again in old age, but though allowed in parents is not so
really compatible with optimal parenthood, the test of any society. (ours
is notoriously insane.)


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