“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
– Rudyard Kipling
It is rather remarkable the degree to which words can be a catalyst for emotional turmoil. Words can ignite feelings of anger, disappointment, anxiety and depression; words can also ignite feelings of encouragement, support, caring and love. Some of the most potent words are the four letter taboo words. Many of these words are used primarily because they do evoke an emotional reaction, and they do so because they are generally prohibited. Of the many taboo words and phrases available, the most notorious four letter taboo word is ‘fuck.’
The video clip below is spiritual teacher Osho explaining how the word fuck is the most interesting word, and the most versatile word, in the English language.