We all have them, they make us who we are. We find joy, peace or excitment in them but we rarely talk about them. If asked about them we even might lie about them. They are our little secrets that no-one knows about and ohh how they make us feel good..
Our guilty pleasures
But what does it mean, a guilty pleasure? Well the definition according Wikipedia is
A guilty pleasure is something, such as a film, a television program or a piece of music, that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard, or is seen as unusual or weird. … Fashion, video games, music, theatre, television series, films, food and fetishes can be examples of guilty pleasures.
In other words, it is something you do en enjoy but dont want to tell anyone that you do or enjoy it.
I began thinking about my own guilty pleasures, if I had any and I realized I did. I do! I’ll confess, my guilty pleasures are listening to music while driving in my car – destination unknown. I sometimes turn all lights down in my living-room, put on music and dance when nobody sees. I write here and write short story’s on another website, most people don’t know that.
When putting those things together I realized my guilty pleasures are a confirmation of who I am or who I want to be. For me these things are an escape from reality, from every day life where I play pretend and nothing is unthinkable or out of reach. My guilty pleasure for writing is actually my desire to have an escape from reality, I can create my own bubble of fantasy where everything is possible. So has every guilty pleasure its own actual desire. You just have to figure out what yours are and why you have them.
If you know, try to do something with it. A desire is a dream in disguise and it is a shame to let it just be your guilty pleasure.
Are you always looking at home design tv? Do you have the need to own your own place maybe or do you have a desire to redecorate?
Do you always have the desire to be on the move, the road? Cant stay home? Is your home-life fulfilling enough or are you still looking for your home? Or do you need to get a job where you travel more?
These are just random desires and I wonder, what are yours? What are your guilty pleasures telling you? Your guilty pleasures can and will tell you ultimately what you need and what is good for you.
Good luck and have fun with your pleasures 😉