Human life is an obstacle racing. Any obstacle is a limit that we must overcome. From cradle to coffin, human life is marked by rites. Social and cultural rites which allow us to overcome obstacles and limitations - beginning with structured and socially organized ones (transition to adulthood, and marriage, for example; or an advancement at work...). But the concept of limit has also a deeper meaning for mankind. We come into the world by going beyond the limit of the maternal body. Immediately afterwards, the limit represented by the mother’s skin allows us to know our first cultural home. From here on, every action we accomplish is an attempt to overcome the nature and the finiteness of the human being.
Keywords: Postmodernity, limits, rite, liminalism, anthropology.