There's a saying of which I am particularly fond. It was said by an old Marine Captain during a briefing, and it has stuck with me for more than 10 years. 

"Words Mean Stuff."

The gist of it is that you need to pay attention to the nonsense coming out of your cake-hole, but it goes deeper. You need to pick and choose your language with extreme care. As a writer this is even more important. Every inch of prose you create, every line of dialogue you type down, must be painstakingly selected. 

No one is forcing you to write one thing or the other. It's all on you. When someone asks you later, "What was that line supposed to be," you had better have an answer.

Since this is an enormously difficult topic to address, and since I've had a beast of a weekend, I'm going to tag in a team of creators who handled this subject with incredible aplomb.