What Unhealthy Obsessions Do People Have? Here’s What Folks Had to Say.

I’d venture to guess that almost all of us know people who have unhealthy obsessions these days.

It’s easy when we constantly have devices in our hands at all times…and I think the problem might just be getting worse…

Let’s see what folks on AskReddit had to say about this.

Not a good thing.

“Loving to h**e.

Some people are more defined by what they h**e than what they love and I sincerely believe that wears on anyone after a while.”


“People are obsessed with youth and some people will do anything to maintain its appearance.

The ironic part is that a lot of the things people do to make themselves look younger and better just makes them look worse.”


“24 hour news.

It’s good to stay involved and informed but godd**n, if people would just turn off the news (including reddit) I feel like 90% of our culture war would disappear overnight and we could focus on the real issues.”

Be patient.

“Having to be first.

It’s okay if you beat me to the pump, or if you beat me to the grocery checkout line.

It’s okay if you get to the freeway exit before me, or pull in front of me on the highway.

I’m patient, and it’s a virtue.”

Terrible for you.

“Obsession with their social media image.

A friend of mine’s mother almost spends every waking hour on FB and Instagram. She is constantly updating the world on her life.

My friend has had to stop sending her pics of his children because they would immediately end up on her FB. She has fallen for a number of scams – thankly stopped by friend before she lost money.

It seems the only source of validation in her life are the upvotes and likes of friends, relatives and strangers.”

Always attached.

“Being in a relationship, no matter the cost.

I’ve been single for years now and I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s the happiest I’ve been in my entire life.

I wish I could go back and tell younger me that she didn’t have to spend so much time and energy on people who would never treat her the way she deserved.

It’s so much better for your self esteem and mental health to treat yourself the way you deserve to be treated, rather than hope someone else is going to come along and do it for you.”

You know it!

“Inclusive of influencers, streamers, and any other random person with a webcam.

We get mad at narcissism but go out of our way to throw money at these folks.

Not everybody needs to be a brand. The overwhelming majority of us are just plain, ordinary humans – and that’s ok.”

For sure.

“Pointless relationships.

Settling for less just because you think you can’t be alone is not healthy.”

Take a break!


Everybody needs a break, not just every once in a while, but often.”

To each their own.

“An obsession with each others’ lives.

Seriously just let people live as long as they’re not hurting anyone just leave people the f**k alone.”

A huge one.

“Their phones.

It’s one thing to keep yourself busy, it’s another to never let yourself be bored. Being bored is important sometimes, it makes you think/helps clear your head.

Phones make it ridiculously easy to never let yourself get bored, to the point where it ain’t healthy.”

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