The ‘F’ Word

The ‘f’’ word annoys me.  It especially troubles me when it’s directed toward children, whether in thought, word or deed.

Perhaps it is because I am from the ‘stone age’…that time long ago when what you said mattered;  when the spoken word was a mirror of your thoughts, the real you;  when all words were not acceptable in every conceivable situation. 

How do words stop meaning what they mean?  How does it become commonplace to use shock words in any conversation, any blog, any story, any movie, anywhere, anytime, anyplace? I missed the memo.

Shock has always been used as a marketing tool.   When does shocking stop being shocking?  How long does it take to become desensitized?  Then what?

We humans push the envelope.  We break the 4 minute mile and the sound barrier, climb the highest peaks, dive to the deepest depths, replace car parts and body parts.

We can see the sex of our unborn child and peer into the universe to its near beginning.

On and onward, citius, altius, fortius (faster, higher, stronger). More shocking, louder, more disgusting, in your face, irreverent, disrespectful, and obnoxious.

Remember the dance “the limbo?”  How low can you go? Is this where we are headed?

Are we to tolerate everything?

Unless you have been in solitary confinement the last few months, you are, no doubt, aware of the recently published book by a father who became so frustrated with his child’s bedtime antics that he could not keep his thoughts of cursing his child to himself.

Many believe this book to be a riotous, humorous expression of a tired, exhausted parent.

Many say they’ve had the exact same thoughts word for word, or worse.

If you really did have these thoughts, why on earth would you want everyone to know?

We are still allowed to keep our ugliest and sickest thoughts to our selves.  I’m not seeing the “need to know,” here.

Many believe that it’s a sorry, and sad commentary using shock value to sell an otherwise unsellable work. Still others have said it has no redeeming value, it’s not uplifting and doesn’t offer any assistance to parents who are at their wit’s end.

Amusing? That’s a subjective call; to each his own.

No one believes that parenting is easy, at least not for long.   But this is the one time period, the one task in your life where you need to be a hero, not a sissy.  This is the most important job you have.

The slightest violation of the laws of Love has a consequence, (emotional shock, to the destruction of marriages, families even nations.)  Similarly, the slightest violation of  the laws of electricity has a consequence,( physical shock, to the destruction of tissue to death by electrocution.)  (So, keep your tongue out of the light socket…)

Stop whining. Be strong, be a good example. Learn the elements of Love and how they work.  Teach your children how to Love by practicing Love in your own life, in thought, word and deed.

Don’t leave it to the schools; they teach our children everything about sex and NOTHING about Love!  Why do we allow this to happen?  Could it be because we don’t know or remember the difference?

In the mean time  . . . for crying out loud,  if you can’t think of something uplifting and encouraging to say in reference to your children, then shut the ‘f’’up!

2 Responses to The ‘F’ Word
  1. Carol Lapp
    July 7, 2011 | 4:39 pm

    I have noticed that the story line in some movies is lost because of the profanity. The writers appear to get so involved in getting enough of the profanity in they forget their true purpose of entertaining. Those movies are turned off in my home after the third “f” word.

    It would be hard for the teachers of todays children to teach love when the kids are allowed to curse them out, use profanity in every situation. Learning love needs to be started with the cutting of the cord and continued from that moment on. With love you can not have profanity, the two do not go together.

    I must ask — why was it necessary for you to add the “f” to your last sentence? Did you, too, need the additional emphasis? I love you to death my lifelong friend, but I think you need to re-word the sentence so you are an example of overwhelming love and tolerance.

    • Elaine McLellan
      July 7, 2011 | 6:20 pm

      Thank you for your comment. You pose a good question. I did it for 2 reasons:

      1. Irony
      2. To see if anybody was actually reading these posts.

      I know you love me, I love you too!

      Elaine

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The ‘F’ Word

The ‘f’’ word annoys me.  It especially troubles me when it’s directed toward children, whether in thought, word or deed.

Perhaps it is because I am from the ‘stone age’…that time long ago when what you said mattered;  when the spoken word was a mirror of your thoughts, the real you;  when all words were not acceptable in every conceivable situation. 

How do words stop meaning what they mean?  How does it become commonplace to use shock words in any conversation, any blog, any story, any movie, anywhere, anytime, anyplace? I missed the memo.

Shock has always been used as a marketing tool.   When does shocking stop being shocking?  How long does it take to become desensitized?  Then what?

We humans push the envelope.  We break the 4 minute mile and the sound barrier, climb the highest peaks, dive to the deepest depths, replace car parts and body parts.

We can see the sex of our unborn child and peer into the universe to its near beginning.

On and onward, citius, altius, fortius (faster, higher, stronger). More shocking, louder, more disgusting, in your face, irreverent, disrespectful, and obnoxious.

Remember the dance “the limbo?”  How low can you go? Is this where we are headed?

Are we to tolerate everything?

Unless you have been in solitary confinement the last few months, you are, no doubt, aware of the recently published book by a father who became so frustrated with his child’s bedtime antics that he could not keep his thoughts of cursing his child to himself.

Many believe this book to be a riotous, humorous expression of a tired, exhausted parent.

Many say they’ve had the exact same thoughts word for word, or worse.

If you really did have these thoughts, why on earth would you want everyone to know?

We are still allowed to keep our ugliest and sickest thoughts to our selves.  I’m not seeing the “need to know,” here.

Many believe that it’s a sorry, and sad commentary using shock value to sell an otherwise unsellable work. Still others have said it has no redeeming value, it’s not uplifting and doesn’t offer any assistance to parents who are at their wit’s end.

Amusing? That’s a subjective call; to each his own.

No one believes that parenting is easy, at least not for long.   But this is the one time period, the one task in your life where you need to be a hero, not a sissy.  This is the most important job you have.

The slightest violation of the laws of Love has a consequence, (emotional shock, to the destruction of marriages, families even nations.)  Similarly, the slightest violation of  the laws of electricity has a consequence,( physical shock, to the destruction of tissue to death by electrocution.)  (So, keep your tongue out of the light socket…)

Stop whining. Be strong, be a good example. Learn the elements of Love and how they work.  Teach your children how to Love by practicing Love in your own life, in thought, word and deed.

Don’t leave it to the schools; they teach our children everything about sex and NOTHING about Love!  Why do we allow this to happen?  Could it be because we don’t know or remember the difference?

In the mean time  . . . for crying out loud,  if you can’t think of something uplifting and encouraging to say in reference to your children, then shut the ‘f’’up!

2 Responses to The ‘F’ Word
  1. Carol Lapp
    July 7, 2011 | 4:39 pm

    I have noticed that the story line in some movies is lost because of the profanity. The writers appear to get so involved in getting enough of the profanity in they forget their true purpose of entertaining. Those movies are turned off in my home after the third “f” word.

    It would be hard for the teachers of todays children to teach love when the kids are allowed to curse them out, use profanity in every situation. Learning love needs to be started with the cutting of the cord and continued from that moment on. With love you can not have profanity, the two do not go together.

    I must ask — why was it necessary for you to add the “f” to your last sentence? Did you, too, need the additional emphasis? I love you to death my lifelong friend, but I think you need to re-word the sentence so you are an example of overwhelming love and tolerance.

    • Elaine McLellan
      July 7, 2011 | 6:20 pm

      Thank you for your comment. You pose a good question. I did it for 2 reasons:

      1. Irony
      2. To see if anybody was actually reading these posts.

      I know you love me, I love you too!

      Elaine

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The ‘F’ Word

The ‘f’’ word annoys me.  It especially troubles me when it’s directed toward children, whether in thought, word or deed.

Perhaps it is because I am from the ‘stone age’…that time long ago when what you said mattered;  when the spoken word was a mirror of your thoughts, the real you;  when all words were not acceptable in every conceivable situation. 

How do words stop meaning what they mean?  How does it become commonplace to use shock words in any conversation, any blog, any story, any movie, anywhere, anytime, anyplace? I missed the memo.

Shock has always been used as a marketing tool.   When does shocking stop being shocking?  How long does it take to become desensitized?  Then what?

We humans push the envelope.  We break the 4 minute mile and the sound barrier, climb the highest peaks, dive to the deepest depths, replace car parts and body parts.

We can see the sex of our unborn child and peer into the universe to its near beginning.

On and onward, citius, altius, fortius (faster, higher, stronger). More shocking, louder, more disgusting, in your face, irreverent, disrespectful, and obnoxious.

Remember the dance “the limbo?”  How low can you go? Is this where we are headed?

Are we to tolerate everything?

Unless you have been in solitary confinement the last few months, you are, no doubt, aware of the recently published book by a father who became so frustrated with his child’s bedtime antics that he could not keep his thoughts of cursing his child to himself.

Many believe this book to be a riotous, humorous expression of a tired, exhausted parent.

Many say they’ve had the exact same thoughts word for word, or worse.

If you really did have these thoughts, why on earth would you want everyone to know?

We are still allowed to keep our ugliest and sickest thoughts to our selves.  I’m not seeing the “need to know,” here.

Many believe that it’s a sorry, and sad commentary using shock value to sell an otherwise unsellable work. Still others have said it has no redeeming value, it’s not uplifting and doesn’t offer any assistance to parents who are at their wit’s end.

Amusing? That’s a subjective call; to each his own.

No one believes that parenting is easy, at least not for long.   But this is the one time period, the one task in your life where you need to be a hero, not a sissy.  This is the most important job you have.

The slightest violation of the laws of Love has a consequence, (emotional shock, to the destruction of marriages, families even nations.)  Similarly, the slightest violation of  the laws of electricity has a consequence,( physical shock, to the destruction of tissue to death by electrocution.)  (So, keep your tongue out of the light socket…)

Stop whining. Be strong, be a good example. Learn the elements of Love and how they work.  Teach your children how to Love by practicing Love in your own life, in thought, word and deed.

Don’t leave it to the schools; they teach our children everything about sex and NOTHING about Love!  Why do we allow this to happen?  Could it be because we don’t know or remember the difference?

In the mean time  . . . for crying out loud,  if you can’t think of something uplifting and encouraging to say in reference to your children, then shut the ‘f’’up!

2 Responses to The ‘F’ Word
  1. Carol Lapp
    July 7, 2011 | 4:39 pm

    I have noticed that the story line in some movies is lost because of the profanity. The writers appear to get so involved in getting enough of the profanity in they forget their true purpose of entertaining. Those movies are turned off in my home after the third “f” word.

    It would be hard for the teachers of todays children to teach love when the kids are allowed to curse them out, use profanity in every situation. Learning love needs to be started with the cutting of the cord and continued from that moment on. With love you can not have profanity, the two do not go together.

    I must ask — why was it necessary for you to add the “f” to your last sentence? Did you, too, need the additional emphasis? I love you to death my lifelong friend, but I think you need to re-word the sentence so you are an example of overwhelming love and tolerance.

    • Elaine McLellan
      July 7, 2011 | 6:20 pm

      Thank you for your comment. You pose a good question. I did it for 2 reasons:

      1. Irony
      2. To see if anybody was actually reading these posts.

      I know you love me, I love you too!

      Elaine

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The ‘F’ Word

The ‘f’’ word annoys me.  It especially troubles me when it’s directed toward children, whether in thought, word or deed.

Perhaps it is because I am from the ‘stone age’…that time long ago when what you said mattered;  when the spoken word was a mirror of your thoughts, the real you;  when all words were not acceptable in every conceivable situation. 

How do words stop meaning what they mean?  How does it become commonplace to use shock words in any conversation, any blog, any story, any movie, anywhere, anytime, anyplace? I missed the memo.

Shock has always been used as a marketing tool.   When does shocking stop being shocking?  How long does it take to become desensitized?  Then what?

We humans push the envelope.  We break the 4 minute mile and the sound barrier, climb the highest peaks, dive to the deepest depths, replace car parts and body parts.

We can see the sex of our unborn child and peer into the universe to its near beginning.

On and onward, citius, altius, fortius (faster, higher, stronger). More shocking, louder, more disgusting, in your face, irreverent, disrespectful, and obnoxious.

Remember the dance “the limbo?”  How low can you go? Is this where we are headed?

Are we to tolerate everything?

Unless you have been in solitary confinement the last few months, you are, no doubt, aware of the recently published book by a father who became so frustrated with his child’s bedtime antics that he could not keep his thoughts of cursing his child to himself.

Many believe this book to be a riotous, humorous expression of a tired, exhausted parent.

Many say they’ve had the exact same thoughts word for word, or worse.

If you really did have these thoughts, why on earth would you want everyone to know?

We are still allowed to keep our ugliest and sickest thoughts to our selves.  I’m not seeing the “need to know,” here.

Many believe that it’s a sorry, and sad commentary using shock value to sell an otherwise unsellable work. Still others have said it has no redeeming value, it’s not uplifting and doesn’t offer any assistance to parents who are at their wit’s end.

Amusing? That’s a subjective call; to each his own.

No one believes that parenting is easy, at least not for long.   But this is the one time period, the one task in your life where you need to be a hero, not a sissy.  This is the most important job you have.

The slightest violation of the laws of Love has a consequence, (emotional shock, to the destruction of marriages, families even nations.)  Similarly, the slightest violation of  the laws of electricity has a consequence,( physical shock, to the destruction of tissue to death by electrocution.)  (So, keep your tongue out of the light socket…)

Stop whining. Be strong, be a good example. Learn the elements of Love and how they work.  Teach your children how to Love by practicing Love in your own life, in thought, word and deed.

Don’t leave it to the schools; they teach our children everything about sex and NOTHING about Love!  Why do we allow this to happen?  Could it be because we don’t know or remember the difference?

In the mean time  . . . for crying out loud,  if you can’t think of something uplifting and encouraging to say in reference to your children, then shut the ‘f’’up!

2 Responses to The ‘F’ Word
  1. Carol Lapp
    July 7, 2011 | 4:39 pm

    I have noticed that the story line in some movies is lost because of the profanity. The writers appear to get so involved in getting enough of the profanity in they forget their true purpose of entertaining. Those movies are turned off in my home after the third “f” word.

    It would be hard for the teachers of todays children to teach love when the kids are allowed to curse them out, use profanity in every situation. Learning love needs to be started with the cutting of the cord and continued from that moment on. With love you can not have profanity, the two do not go together.

    I must ask — why was it necessary for you to add the “f” to your last sentence? Did you, too, need the additional emphasis? I love you to death my lifelong friend, but I think you need to re-word the sentence so you are an example of overwhelming love and tolerance.

    • Elaine McLellan
      July 7, 2011 | 6:20 pm

      Thank you for your comment. You pose a good question. I did it for 2 reasons:

      1. Irony
      2. To see if anybody was actually reading these posts.

      I know you love me, I love you too!

      Elaine

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