I've been browsing through some political forums recently and am absolutely astonished at the offensive language some people use.
Once I see an obscenity - on a blog post or in a forum, I usually scroll down to read the next post - totally ignoring them.
If they can't get a point across without vulgarity, then they are probably not intelligent enough for me to want to waste my time reading their rant.
I realize that politics is a touchy subject, but a person can get angry without using curse words.
I wonder what these bad language people say when they stump their toe or hit their finger with a hammer? Now THAT's when I'm tempted to mutter an obscenity under my breath. If you use such ugly words just having a normal conversation, then what's left for you when you really need it?
Besides, why are they so angry? There is no single person to blame for any of this political nonsense.
My Mother always taught me that "cursing" and "swearing" were an indication of a person's intellect and lack of vocabulary skills. It worked. I have never been one to utter profanities at the drop of a hat. I probably haven't used a "bad" word more than twice in the past couple of years, and I was really angry when I slipped up.
Of course, no one heard me. It was for therapeutic purposes only. (grin)
What I keep telling myself today...
You aren't responsible for another person's actions (or words), you are only responsible for your REaction.
Here's my reaction - I'm blogging about it - I feel better now.