15 Surprising Addictions People Believe Are Harmless

Redditor u/mjkn01 asked, “What is an addiction that the world has accepted as ok?” Over 27,000 people weighed in, and even more upvoted the nominations.

So here are the top-voted addictions the internet's deemed the world is alright denying.

Redditor jrtts agreed and added, “I had to scroll down this far for this!? Another user, jikae, stated, “The fact it's so far down shows how much the general public is okay with it. Billie Eilish admitted she had been addicted since she was 11 or 12, and it seemed like barely anyone batted an eye.”

Adult Films

Vegetable-Walk-6393 answered, “Celebrities. I've never understood being obsessed with someone who is no different than you.”

Celebrity Worship

A Redditor posted, “Borrowing money and convincing oneself it'll be fine later.” Chelbaz stated, “I am still feeling the punchline on this joke, 15 years later and counting.”

Borrowing Money You Can't Pay Back Easily

MazerRakam said, “I'm sitting here playing video games on my computer, drinking Dr. Pepper, hitting my vape pen, and checking Reddit on my phone.” Finally, saviorlito admitted, “I don't understand how gaming is so far down the list.”

Video Games

ABashfulTurnip said, “Work, I know some people that straight up can't imagine their life where they don't put aside everything for their job as their culture has told them they are only worth something while earning money. It can get unhealthy very fast.”


They concluded, “Only to crave the attention of total strangers on social media. Like no, you don't need to post every two seconds to feel your worth, love.”

Social Validation

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