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Guilty Pleasures. Why Should You Be Ashamed of Liking Something?
Posted 3/7/15
Serious question. Someone told me never to be ashamed of liking something, even if it is moe. So I wonder...is the concept of a guilty pleasure inane? Should we just enjoy what we enjoy without feeling guilty at all?
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Posted 3/7/15
Most things that people find guilty normally are because of society itself or possibly morals too (most likely the same)
For example, take lolicons; some people have guilty pleasures for them and it is frowned upon since yeah, they're basically little kids
Posted 3/7/15
No such thing. I like what I like, do what I do, and do it even if someone next to me doesn't want me doing it.
Posted 3/7/15
Not entirely I think having others judge and criticize you for your likes and dislikes is insightful to say the least since we can start to ask questions like,"why does that person's opinion make me feel guilty?" I think it's when you start to conform to the point where you start to mold yourself just to please others is when there's a problem since at that point your probably scared to express who you really are, but we all have our own insecurity's so it's not so easy to do.
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I agree with what that someone said to you. As long as you're not hurting anyone, do what you want. And what you think or like certainly isn't going to hurt anybody, so go for it, no matter what it is. Acting on said things is another story, but...
Posted 3/7/15
gujilty pleasure means something you know is bad for you, but you can't help but love it.......

i would say Taylor swift is my guilty pleasure. usually not really into her songs... she tends to only write about ex-boyfriends and her music is aimed at 15 years old girls. But I really love the song called, "Blank Space"... it's so darn catchy, and i thought that was one song that was really well written--very tongue in cheek.

chocolates, cakes and fatty food as well. they're so bad for you but they taste so good. i wanna live in a parallel universe where we can eat 5 serving of cakes per day, instead of fruits and veggies.
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Posted 3/7/15
well no you shouldn't be ashamed of what you like and you shouldn't let anyone else tell you otherwise but ....


GayAsianBoy wrote:

gujilty pleasure means something you know is bad for you, but you can't help but love it.......


so yes you should watch those guilty pleasures. i.e. i love coke but it is bad for me so i have to watch how much i drink it
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Posted 3/7/15
Yeah just because you happen to like something doesn't mean it's good or good for you. Like Shitty movies are guilty pleasures for some people because they like them despite knowing they are shit. You don't have to litterally feel guilty about that but it's still called a guilty pleasure.

For things that are bad for you and you shouldn't even be doing.... well you shouldn't be doing them and that is why you feel guilt normally. Sometimes it's just society saying it's wrong but here is the thing. SOMETIMES society has a point and you should listen. You shouldn't defy society for the fun of it but because you thought about it and decided you couldn't accept it. Otherwise it's better to just accept the rules of society because many of them exist for good reason.
Posted 3/7/15 , edited 3/7/15
This thread, It's a trap.

-leaves thread-
Posted 3/7/15

GayAsianBoy wrote:

gujilty pleasure means something you know is bad for you, but you can't help but love it.......

i would say Taylor swift is my guilty pleasure. usually not really into her songs... she tends to only write about ex-boyfriends and her music is aimed at 15 years old girls. But I really love the song called, "Blank Space"... it's so darn catchy, and i thought that was one song that was really well written--very tongue in cheek.

chocolates, cakes and fatty food as well. they're so bad for you but they taste so good. i wanna live in a parallel universe where we can eat 5 serving of cakes per day, instead of fruits and veggies.


Ahhh.. That song...

And sweets!!

I guess we share the same guilty pleasures.
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Some things can't be helped. Being ashamed of yourself for it is a waste of energy. Be yourself and speak loudly for your passions. Hide your hobbies and you'll eventually isolate yourself from society to live a miserable life.
Posted 3/7/15
Normally wouldn't care when it comes to mundane details about people's lives but I can't get enough of gossip lol. I have a friend who keeps track of everything so she fills me in every now and then. Who cheated on who, who is pregnant and the latest beef. Funny stuff.


forkberry wrote:

Some things can't be helped. Being ashamed of yourself for it is a waste of energy. Be yourself and speak loudly for your passions. Hide your hobbies and you'll eventually isolate yourself from society to live a miserable life.


I'm sure someone told Hannibal Lecter the same thing.
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Posted 3/7/15
I don't care about anyone else's opinions so just enjoy it!
Posted 3/7/15
Cause. Lolis.

How do you explain to people that you find little anime girls to be "kawaii"? Though most of my friends know and they couldn't care less, I'd still like to keep it as little known as possible.
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Posted 3/7/15 , edited 3/7/15
You shouldn't be (I'm not), but society doesn't like it when you go outside the "norm". Like me. See my age?? People think it's weird that I watch Anime and read Mange. Now, I read a crap load of other books too and watch a crap load of other movies/TV, so I have a broad range of gulity pleasures.

And remember everyone.... gulity pleasure now has a very, very broad term. Reality TV is peoples gulity pleasures. Honey, Child Boo Boo... need I say more (and no, not me. Mine was ANTM and Real World before it became an orgy fest. I remember that slap when they were in Seattle...)
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