I almost titled this Child Soldiers in Africa with Better Manners, a quote from The Mindy Project. Wasn’t sure how y’all would take it, which coincidentally is the topic of this post.

When you say something like “I know child soldiers in Africa with better manners!” people are going to feel something. You may be going for shock value, but you have to be ready for the repercussions. I could never make it as a comedian for I am much happier hiding behind the keyboard and would probably have second thoughts about any borderline jokes anyway.

Any writer, speaker, comedian, or presenter needs to understand the audience and adjust the content accordingly. How well do you know your audience?