Article: What you can’t say

http://www.paulgraham.com/say.html

What scares me is that there are moral fashions too. They’re just as arbitrary, and just as invisible to most people. But they’re much more dangerous. Fashion is mistaken for good design; moral fashion is mistaken for good. Dressing oddly gets you laughed at. Violating moral fashions can get you fired, ostracized, imprisoned, or even killed.

Ideas have fashions too. They have a timeliness and a reactionary component to them.
Useful to anyone beyond the mainstream.

1. Be civil. 2. Be logical or fair. 3. Do not bore me.

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