Being 'edgy' - rejection of moral boundaries or recognising them?Watch
Those listed above are all valid for some people, and invalid for some.
Lets try to not make blanket statements.
Anyways would you rather someone break a boundary for a joke or genuine contempt?
re edgy jokes, my theory is that individuals who do this seek attention for self preservation but a) lack creativity and b) are too lonely to come up with anything else. edgy jokes are quick and effective. it takes no energy, no imagination and no developed vocabulary to get your result. that's why even fifth-graders can come up with 'edgy' jokes on racism, sexism, etc. i also think it has to do with social power, but i don't want to write an essay on that.
another thing with ego is that people want to prove they think for themselves. children don't want to be told what to do and neither do adults. look at adam and eve. they could do ANYTHING they wanted, but they destroyed everything for the one thing they couldn't have. it wasn't necessary and not good, but you couldn't tell them what to do either. that's why i'm starting to question the effectiveness of political correctness.