You have brought up a subject that is always central to professional photography. Amateurs have the option to be stringent self editors and pick which subjects are suitable for photographing.
Professionals have a social duty to record all aspects of the society in which they live.
Your question can be answered by asking yourself why you take the photos you do. I have a very strong ability to avoid gritty realism in every aspect of my work. This would not be possible if I were to set out to document all the various aspects of the world as it is.