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On Steve Aoki and using four-letter words in your writing

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Steve Aoki is a musician / artist who throws birthday cakes at people in the audience.

Is it necessary? No. Do all people fancy being bombarded with birthday cakes at concerts? No.

There is a place for musicians / artists who throw birthday cakes at people in the audience and for musicians / artists who don’t throw birthday cakes at people in the audience.

There is a place for writers / authors who use profanities in their writing and for writers / authors who don’t use profanities in their writing, and among those who use them, for writers / authors who use them a lot, and writers / authors who use them sporadically.

Don’t expect and demand that all people should have the same preferences you have. Don’t assume that everybody is like you (or should be like you) and views (or should view) the word the way you do. That’s the worst form of entitlement, because it infringes upon other people’s freedom of choice. Why the hell should they prefer what you prefer and not the other way around?

What is worse? That certain writers / authors use profanities (even if you don’t like it, believe it’s evil, are of the opinion that no writer / author should use them — because you have been raised in a culture which, as a general rule, doesn’t approve of any profanities, no matter what, and automatically labels writing which contains profanities as bad writing, or automatically frowns upon any kind of artistic expression which uses profanities), or that you and certain other people feel entitled to impose their standards, values, beliefs, and culture on all people?

My take, the latter is much worse. The latter sucks!

Let people who fancy being bombarded with birthday cakes at concerts go to those concerts. They should have such option. Let people who like profanities in writing and other forms of artistic expression indulge in this kind of art. They should have such option.