Everything is harmful if you do not know the measure. Dosage correctly based on diagnosis and prescription. There is a situation, there is your attitude to it, or rather a reaction. It is possible without any swearing at all, but in this case what makes us curse will look for another way out and it will be completely unpredictable.
Since everyone speaks against mate, I will say a word for it. Refrain from the "negative emission of animal emotions" in the form of dislikes. Mate helps to discharge well, this is a fact, and in our crazy world, such a harmless thing that helps a person to feel better is more useful than harmful. In certain doses and in its place, of course.
Degenerative vocabulary is absolutely harmful, without any exceptions. These are anti-words - they do not contain meaning, but deliberate absurdity. Their effect is inappropriateness, that is, in mockery of speech - over the logic and semantics of the word, over the very trust of the mind in the language. If a normal word weaves a semantic web, then mate (and most of the slang) tears it up. It works the same way as vodka: you kill a bunch of neurons in the brain, and you get oblivion - that is, relaxation, that is, a bullish thrill.
If you look closely at the Russian swearing, this is the most bastard and plebeian that can to be in the world. The whole "picture" of degenerative vocabulary depicts one thing: mockery of a woman. That is, it is the language of a non-man, a non-defender, some trampled creature who nihilistically mocks his family, clan, and even his own ability to reproduce.
Foul language always defiles the mind of the speaker. This is the same as taking shit in your mouth in order to spit in the face of the offender.
Swearing generally degrades thinking. When you are faced with a difficulty, you have two choices: try to create a representation that adequately reflects the problem, or splash out the affect by snarling like a beast. Whoever swears, splashing out emotions, excludes the possibility for himself to simulate the situation. Because these meaningless interjections replace intellectual activity.
People often say how not to swear, life is like that, look for yourself. This, it seems to me, is the essence. A foul-monger is one whose consciousness has surrendered to reality. It, his consciousness, has already agreed to obediently reflect any dirt and filth from the surrounding life. And a person with a pure speech is one who “did not let enemies into the fortress” - that is, he has a principle that consciousness is organized more perfect than rough external reality, and is not obliged to copy it slavishly, but on the contrary, is ahead of it and is able to change. p>
Mat, indeed, like a seasoning in speech. Not the best, but the easiest way to make your speech brighter. I cannot say that the use of a mat will lead to inevitable degradation of the personality. This is more a consequence than a cause. In addition, I have noticed this tendency for a long time: unhappy people swear.
I heard that as a result of research it was found that at the moment of pronouncing taboo words, the participants had a slight increase in dopamine levels, which, as you know, of course in much larger quantities, occurs as a result of taking stimulant drugs. Perhaps, therefore, "quitting cursing" is not so easy)
I answered similar questions many times, incl. and on TQ.
In those languages where sex and everything related to it is a taboo, forbidden topic, where there are no "normal" generally accepted terms for discussing sexual issues, obscene language is formed - that is, rude vulgar expressions, associated with sex and genitals.
To a lesser extent, this is typical for Western European societies, to a greater extent - for Asian and Eastern societies. That is why English language is so sparse, and Russian and, for example, Arabic is so colorful.
In Russian society and language, due to the centuries-old taboo on the topic of sex, mate performs the function of a kind of "combat NLP", as Pelevin, for example, wrote quite wittily. With its sudden, aggressive and targeted application, it paralyzes a person, makes the brain computer "freeze", and introduces a short-term trance. That is why it is so effective)
If you constantly speak on it, it loses this function.
Since now in Internet communication it is already quite appropriate to use the terms "fucking", "Fuck" and the like, even on resources of federal popularity, like the video channel Dudya, I suppose, mate in Russian in the next 40 years 50 will lose its sacred function ...
Mat is something like a spice in speech, to enhance the effect, and clarity of meaning in some cases. It is no secret that for a certain category of people in some cases, what is said in normal civil language simply does not reach. And also it is necessary to distinguish between people who, other than using obscenities, are generally not able to express their simple thoughts and feelings) and people who use obscenities to somehow contact such people for various reasons, but they themselves may be cultured and educated people and a lot of things they can say without using mat. A food consisting of one seasoning is still inedible in most cases, while a moderate amount of seasoning can make a dish very tasty and healthy)
Probably for many I will seem like a hypocrite and moralophagus, but I still think that the use of a mat is unacceptable and unhelpful. Why do I think so? Yes, because the word mat itself has another more precise and "scientific" definition - foul language. So, the use of swear words is the use of nasty, dirty, unclean words, and therefore such a phenomenon characterizes the user as a person who is defiled (polluted) and defiles everything around him. This is something akin to negative energy-informational impact. There is no neutral mate . It is used either in a state of anger, anger, irritation, aggression, or for a bunch of words as words are parasites, and then it simply clutters up speech and clutters up the consciousness of the "speaker", well, for the sake of "comfort" - when it becomes fashionable, shocking, everyone swears and I swear.
By the way, according to the generally accepted version, the old Russian word "mat" is derived from "mother" and is an abbreviation of the expression "swearing", "swearing", "send to mother". Perhaps swearing is a later rethinking (Czech materština - "mother tongue, mother's language" ~ Russian. Swearing) under the influence of an earlier swearing (whose meaning and etymology should be clarified ), and contamination with phrases like "yo .. your mother." Perhaps the original was the verbal noun * mother from matter sya "to swear at the mother." It is no coincidence that when a person is usually cursed, his mother is remembered, and the word "yo..your mother" is almost common, and what does it mean as not the dirtiest curse addressed to such an important person in everyone's life as a mother, mother. And then we are surprised that we live in this world, full of madness, darkness and ignorance.