Quit Your Bitchin'
The Top Ten Reasons ToStop
1. Sound More Intelligent
Moreoften than not, nonswearers don't just seem smart, they are smart. You canbe among their ranks by talking in a simple, direct manner. You don't needto use ten-dollar words to sound intelligent. Compare "I suspect Billdoesn't have all the information he needs to make that decision" with "Billis a stupid bastard who will fuck it up because he doesn't know shit." Who'sthe stupid one?
2. Communicate More Clearly
Whatdoes it mean to say something looks like shit? Suppose you are talking abouta house. Is it brown? Poorly designed? In need of paint? In disrepair? Ifyou refer to someone as an asshole, will others know what you mean? Is thatperson loud and obnoxious? Dishonest? A bully? Irresponsible? A woman hater?Be specific, especially if you are trying to alert others to keep him out ofyour fifty-minute car-pool trip.
3. Be More Pleasant
Coarse language doesn't sound nice. Any argument with this one? Youmight be used to hearing it, but if you think about it, words thatrepresentbody waste and violent sex acts are harsh and bitter. Besides,people who swear often tend to be disagreeable
4. Have Greater Control of Your Emotions
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  • 5. Avoid Offending Others
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  • 6. Earn More Respect
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  • 7. Improve Your Relationships
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  • 8. Avoid Conflict and Hostility
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  • 9. Be a Happy Person
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  • 10. Contribute To a Better Society
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