I love curse words. Every last fucking one. I think they are stupid and arbitrary (as naughty) at best. Who decided wanker was a curse in the UK, while shit is an awful word in the US. Cursing has been shown to relieve stress and even pain. Researchers found subjects were able to tolerate more pain (from frigid water) if they cursed during the experiment. If you want to read more about that, go here: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-we-swear/
I didn’t start out this way. I started small, just like my ten year old, who likes to ask, “Mommy, can I say ass yet?” lol That kid trips me out I tell you. Consternation or going with the flow- which way to go?
One of my favorite psychological studies took a group of children (ages 3-5) and put them in a playground with a fence around it. The children played to the outer edges of the playground. Then, they repeated the experiment without the fence. The children stayed in the center of the playground. (I tried finding this study, but with all the playground bullying these days plus the fact that this study was done in the 90s or early 2000s, you’re just gonna have to trust me on this one!) Why? They didn’t know their boundaries.
I think a lot of life is like that. Know your boundaries, but next time you stub your toe, let the expletives fly. Cuz that shit fucking hurts man!
Sometimes the most appropriate word to use in a situation is one that would make your mother wash your mouth out with soap and bleach!
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