Is there a connection between the two? I was actually amazed once I started to observe and analyze what happens when people cuss (me included). In my culture, people tend to judge the ones who cuss as being rude or uneducated. However, it has nothing to do with that. Yes, an educated person will keep an eye on his/her surroundings and he/she will cuss only if the situation allows that. Uneducated people will cuss anytime.
Cussing is a venting tool
Yes, that’s right! Think about the moments you catch yourself cussing. Does it happen when you’re excited or it happens when you feel some form of frustration, anger or sadness? Sometimes the feeling is so intense that the only way to express it is to drop a little f bomb so you won’t punch someone or something.
Cussing words come easier
When we’re possessed by strong reactive emotions, we are basically unable to create essays or stories. We get the urge to express what we feel in a short brutal way. Can an essay do that? No, but breaking a dish can. And when there are no dishes around, a simple “F*ck you!!!!” does the trick. It’s simple and efficient.
Cussing words have huge energy
People don’t cuss when they’re tired. They cuss when they have energy created by those emotions. A “f*cuk” carries much more energy than a “hello” because it is directly linked and powered by a strong emotion. That’s why we feel a little better and our level of energy decreases a little bet after we cuss something or someone. That energy is released through the words.
In the end, it’s all about releasing that energy or channeling it to something productive. If we hold it in and we do nothing about it, it will push us further more into the fight or flight mode, which is hurtful long-term. Just as we can release unwanted energy through movement, we can release some through cussing. It’s not nice nor elegant, but it’s effective.
What was the most inappropriate moment when you dropped an f bomb?