Swearing is considered, by many, as behavior that is beneath the dignity of civilized and educated people. If I said nothing but swears on this forum site, I would be get a warning or worse. There is a certain level of taboo, when it comes to swearing, in certain social settings. What a taboo implies, is a contract of social conformity. In this case, the contract is to do the opposite of the taboo; thou shall not swear.
If you do the math, conformity means your choices are already predefined, outside you, by the group. I cannot choose to swear, freely, and also meet the needs of the social contract. I can only do one or the other. Therefore, if I swear, I break the bond of conformity, and may be exiled from the herd. Exile, then means a need to be more self reliant. The added self reliance, means the unconscious mind will need compensate for the loss of the herd, allowing more creative unconscious output.
If you are part of the group, you have a role to play. That role may not be suitable for all tasks. If you break ranks with the group, by insubordination via a swearing taboo, your role is neutralized by the group, so now there is need for adaptation. Swearing can give one the feeling of defiance, where habits of conformity, no longer apply. Like setting the pin, a new adaptation appears.
Edited by HydrogenBond, 26 January 2017 - 07:43 AM.