Bad Words

Topics: Profanity, Morality, United States Pages: 2 (632 words) Published: March 6, 2006
In society there are things you can do, things you can't do, things you're supposed to do and things you're not supposed to do. I think that when people talk about these four concepts, they set confused with the words they use because there are also things your supposed to do, but can't do, and there are things you can do, but not supposed to do. This is where a lot of people make mistakes when they are talking because they can tell someone that they are not supposed to do something, or say, "Hey you can't do that'' but in reality they might be able to. An example of this is cheating. All of your teachers tell you to be honest and work hard for your grade but some students just let one person do it and let eight other people copy. Your not supposed to but you can. Other examples are underage drinking, stealing, and swearing.

Now swearing to me is an interesting "not supposed to" because people say that it is an inappropriate use of terms. This is interesting because who is it to say what is inappropriate or appropriate? And what makes a word inappropriate? This is all based on the morals of a person and every person has a different set of morals. One person can hate swearing while another can use these words in every other sentence, making everyone's personal moral level different. But somewhere along the way, one person's set of morals became the standard of most people throughout the nation. They live by it and they condemn others who don't have the same standard. Now this is not fair to others who don't hold the same standard as everyone else because to not be looked down upon, they would have to change their lifestyle and not be who they are.

Sometimes students even get in trouble for saying swear words at school! This is not right because to get a student in trouble for foul language would be enforcing the teachers morals onto a student. Imagine that; a person receiving punishment because they don't have the same moral standard as...
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