Today's society has taken profanity to a whole new level, as if its backbone has absolutely no merit. Why does it have to be used so often, and so forcefully? It's used in movies, plays, television shows, video games, right down to cartoons. Why does it seem like profanity is the most chosen way to get a point across nowadays? There are so many words in thousands of dictionaries. Do you mean to tell me that there aren't any other words besides profanity, that will be just as effective? Profanity seems to be glorified to the point that teenagers think it's actually COOL. Sure, a lot of grown-ups use profanity on a regular basis unnecessarily, and in every day situations.
However, when such smut is coming from the mouths of teenagers, pre-teens, and as young as toddlers; that puts a whole new spin on them. They are spewing profanity like a fountain overflowing with liquid filth, hatred, hostility, aggression, etc. In addition, many public school children are using those words so forcefully, without actually knowing the meaning of the words they're using. They don't seem to think about, or care whether or not their parent/parents, or any other grown-up may hear them. It's shameful, and it befuddles me to see children under the age of ten calling each other mother-f-ers, the b word, saying f you, and so on.
CHILDREN ARE SO EASILY INFLUENCED by what they pick up from older children, and adults who should be the ones setting a good example for all of our children, even if they're not yours. Then again, some households simply are unable to, or don't make the time to screen television programs, and computer usage in the household to ensure their children aren't listening to, and watching such filth. There used to be a time when children respected their elders. But some of today's youth have little, or no respect for their elders at all.The days of respect your elders, seem to be a thing of the past for a large population of today's youth.
There are children from age five thru ten, who will curse you out as though they were grown. Actually, I feel that all children are cute and adorable. However, there's nothing cute, or adorable about a child with a foul mouth who spits out F and B words. People today should strongly consider the long term consequences profanity can have on our youth.