'Untaming Tongues'

untaming tongues - tongue
@add_im (2712)
Philippines
June 19, 2007 11:21pm CST
As a normal human being and as an individual, do you find that 'Cussing' or speaking 'Trash' in one's mouth is just not a very big deal to majority of the people out there, do you find it truly just a normal thing that comes out from one's mouth's? For me personally, I find it very destructive and whenever I heard people do cussing words and speaking trash either publicly or indoors it irritates me a lot and all i'm doing is just to not mind of what that person said from their mouths and do pray for a change of that certain person's tongue, the way they utter words in a way that they will soon realized how bad it was and just hoping that they find giving more wisdom to people by their speech rather than just letting out and speak out those unnecessary words, so to speak. How do you find yourself this kind of people and the way they utter words from their mouths? Or do you see it yourself doing the same? If so, how do you managed to control your tongue or you may just find it normally and find it a no big deal issue. Please do and feel free to share your thoughts and opinions. Thanks!
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Cussing can be VERY destructive, and it can be downgrading to the person that is being cussed at. Unfortunately, I used to be one of those people that cussed quite frequently without thinking a thing of it. But then I started noticing that my kids were taking on the same behavior, and that kind of turned me around a bit. But what really put a stop to it was when I started going back to church. It was like the urge to spew foul language out of my mouth vanished. I'll admit that when I'm upset, I will sometimes slip up and a naughty word or two will slip out, but it doesn't happen too often.
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
Yeah, truly hun it's a very destructive stuffs that came out from our mouths and just thankfully that we're able to changed it's ways one step at a time and thank God even more for that changed He is doing in us. It's truly not good if knowing how other people will be doing just the same because of what they often heard it from others, and that's a sad thing there. Im glad hun you have changed those things and now with the help of God you're able to control such emotion whenever time comes. Thanks for sharing.
@mamacathie (3929)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I cannot stand to hear cussing or trash-talk. It is so demeaning to that person and it is really insulting to me. I do not even want to be in the presence of someone that talks that way. I do not understand why anyone feels they need to talk that way. It appears they think it makes them look so smart and "uppity" but in my opinion, I do not have much respect for them at all. There is absolutely no excuse for trash talk.This is just my opinion.
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
I do feel the same sometimes to those kind of people who just talk so much trashy and yeah like you are, it makes me upset in a way that I keep hearing it from them over and over without stopping if possible. Thanks for sharing your opinion.
@derek_a (10902)
20 Jun 07
Cussing for the sake of cussing is in my opinion can be destructive as it can alienate the user of such language from friends and family. However, most men use bad language when together and it can have a positive effect of releasing stress, but when it is used in every other word spoken, it sounds foul. If used in temper between people, is can makes things worse and possibly lead to violence and shows a lack of control. If used in humour, where it can be known not to offend, I think it is harmless. Often in therapy, I have used it to "shock" my client "awake" to a certain situation, and it can have wonderful effect used in the context of therapy. The most important thing I feel here is extending respect to feelings of others. In my private life, amongst friends I don't use it, unless it's in the context of a joke. What is bad language to some people isn't to others. :-)
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
That is true, some people may find it seems nothing or just a spoken habit but still it doesn't change the fact that it's a cuss and shouldn't be spoken out towards others for it brings destruction and curse in one's life, so to speak.
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• United States
20 Jun 07
As in many situations, I think it depends on the people involved. I do think there are a lot of people who do curse and do speak trash quite a bit. However, I think there are those who don't speak that way, but they are probably the minority. How do I handle it? It depends on the person involved and where we are. I really do not have a right to tell people what to do, especially if they are adults. However, I really hate hearing God's name taken in vain. That upsets me a lot.
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
Yes, the best is we just ignore those kind of words and let live freely and to those people involved must just be strong and bold enough to not get affected to such.