389. Fri-Date: Our Thoughts on Cursing

Oct 15, 2021 | Fridate, Podcast

We got a review recently that we thought it would be valuable to discuss on the show. To paraphrase, it says: “I love the show, but there are too many bad words. It’s unprofessional, and I think people would enjoy it more if you swore less.” Getting past the expletive-filled gut response, this does actually bring about an interesting conversation. We all say we value authenticity, but is censorship authentic? Can we value authenticity while still wanting people to change who they are for us? I don’t think our answer will surprise you, but we want to give you our take on why we are the way we are – and why this podcast is better for it.

In This Conversation We Cover: 

  • [03:22] Responding to a critical review
  • [07:37] Wanting to remain authentic
  • [16:08] You can’t have authenticity and censorship
  • [17:02] The science of swearing
  • [20:02] How changemakers have to embrace authenticity
  • [26:01] When it makes sense to censor ourselves for an environment
  • [31:23] Being able to communicate effectively



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Ciao! We’re Rob & Kim. Over the past two-decades we’ve lived by one motto, “Excuses are over. it’s time to live!”

In August of 2021, we put our motto to the test, sold everything and moved our family to Italy.