Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The (Ch)Art of Guilty Pleasures

Have you checked out Adulting yet? Don't worry—it's quite a bit cleaner than it sounds. Recently featured was the grown-up advice to "stop enjoying things ironically." I love this. Now, don't get me wrong; I will hands-down admit to the occasional wink in the direction of one of my hobbies or at a book on my shelf. But it's because I know that they're weird not because I'm pretending to pretend to pretend to like them.

(This is the part where I don't needlessly call Kady out for her use of the term "ironic glasses," which I've always found confounding.)

Kelly, author of Adulting, says, "Just unapologetically like the things you like." I support apology-less-ness, as I mentioned in this recent postBut my support comes with a cautious addendum, and that is to recognize that occasionally what you're enjoying is bad for you in large amounts. But, like a rich dessert, guilty pleasures in their proper dose can be very, very good. I've made a chart to get you started.

Guilty Pleasures According to Their Harm(less)/(ful)ness


  1. OMG, there's somebody else still doing Hunger-Games-themed searches? This makes me so happy.


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