Profanity is a accurate indicator of individual and societal decay.
I find this hard to swallow. I can wok with someone who uses profanity, because
I still have a basis to work with them on. What is far more worrying to me is
how common place dishonesty has become. You swear, I know your not happy with
something. You lie, fabricate, bend the truth to make a point, I have no idea
who you really are other than one who can't be trusted.Don't get me wrong, profanity is way over used in today's media.
But the damage it does if far less then the example kids are getting from
parents who believe the ends justifies the ends when it comes to something as
simple and basic as honest.Lying has become almost as prevalent as
I love this article! I often wonder if we had never heard any profanity, would
we ever feel a need for it? I highly doubt it. Profane words are merely
substitutes for better, more appropriate words. Profanity reveals a lower
mentality, pure and simple. It is unnecessary and it is representative of a
crudeness in one's upbringing. I grew up with a lot of profanity;
consequently I hate it. I greatly admire and envy the homes of people where no
profanity is uttered It's truly useless, other than it makes the one who
profanes feel perhaps more empowered. What a shame. In my opinion, profanity
Thank your for this article.I agree it certainly is not the most serious thing
we have to deal with in society.However ,if you have been raised to reject it
and you raise your children to do so and most of your family and friends do not
use profanity,it is disturbing to got to work or out into a society that cannot
get through a sentence with out profanity. I have to deal with it but I do not
have to approve or respect the person using it. I was very shocked to hear VP
Bidens profanity ridden remark when the health care bill passed. Just not
becoming for the leader of our country to do so in public or when they are
officially representing this great country.
Great article! I agree with you--"profanity is vanity[!]" When we use
our language carefully and appropriately, we will be better off, in the business
world and everyday life.
I think the golden rule applies to profanity. I would not swear and use
offensive language in front of my neighbor and I would expect that he would
treat me and my family likewise.It's a symptom of what is going wrong
in our society. Good article. Thanks.
Profanity hardly worth worrying about. It exists in certain sub cultures and so
what? This over emphasis is more destructive than the profanity itself, because
of the opportunity costs. Many a smooth tongue devil has grown up in a home
where overemphasis was placed on profanity.Over concern for it takes
away effort of worrying about more important things. Such as the golden rule,
treating your neighbor as you would be treated yourself. If this effort were
directed from profanity to the golden rule, more people would be good people.