There’s a free, no side effect treatment that might just make you feel f*cktons better. Swearing. That’s right. Dropping an F-bomb (or twelve) is good for your mental health. Here’s why.
Most of us learn pretty early on that some words are okay in polite company, and others are not. We’re told swearing makes us seem less intelligent, less likeable, or like we have the vocabulary of a 13-year-old. All of that is bullshit, of course, but we internalize it.
We develop a “filter” (at least most of us do) that helps us avoid words that might be seen as coarse or offensive. We learn to edit out the bad words to present a more polished and professional image to the people around us.
This results in the emotional equivalent of bloating. By keeping your aggressive and emotional responses bottled up inside you start to feel shitty. Like you’re in need of a good tea cleanse, but for your brain.
Swearing. When you swear you have no filter. You get to fully release and experience your emotions, using the first words that come to mind. As a result, you feel cleansed, lighter, f*cking fabulous.
But what about other people?
The big reason we hold back from swearing is that we’re afraid of how we’ll be perceived. We worry that people will see us as unprofessional or like us less if they realize we have a vocabulary that could make a sailor blush.
It turns out that swearing might actually make people like us more. When you swear as a way to express emotion, people around you see you as more truthful and genuine. When you swear in front of someone, you’re telling them a couple of really important things. First, you’re telling the truth. Second, you trust the person enough to be real with them.
Trust is good. It builds stronger social bonds. And we all know that better social connections lead to better mental health.
So go ahead. Say “f*ck.” We won’t judge. In fact, we’ll probably like you more if you do.
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