Misuse of Profanity
PSA by Zach Turpin
"Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emerson's Self-Reliance teaches us that we should be nonconformists and only speak and believe what we feel is right. Profanity is often considered a habit that teens partake in to seem cool. But profanity itself is not a bad thing. Profanity are just words that hold no more power than they are given. Use of profanity to fit in with your peers, or to conform to your "clique" is the problem. Everyone should speak how they want, and disregard outside influence.
How appropriately using profanity will help in High School and Beyond.
We must consider that just because we can curse, doesn't mean we should. There is a time and place for most things and that includes cursing. Moderate use of profanity, in low volume, is best when at school. Teachers/Bosses in life will vary in their opinions about profanity. Some may use it and be fine with it, others will strictly prohibit cursing of any kind. So educate yourself about your surroundings. Knowing what is acceptable is a key part in having a happy work and school life. If you do this you will be able to express yourself for the rest of your life with ease!
How Using Profanity Correctly Can Help Your Community
Profanity used properly can be a great stress reliever. When cursing is used to express yourself and not insult others, communities will be affected positively. When people have an outlet to alleviate pent up stress, they work better together. So our community would be happier and more productive if everyone cursed in this healthy manner.
Steps to Better Yourself with Profanity
- Get Creative: Make your own mixtures of profanity. This is a great way to express yourself!
- Avoid Insults: Putting others down in any way is bad. Profanity can be misused in this negative way, so be careful.
- Frequency: Never be influenced by how much others curse. Be yourself and you will be happier.
Remember to be Sensitive to Other's Feelings
While profanity is not wrong, some people are still made uncomfortable by it. Remember to be aware of your surroundings
Watch your profanity