A lot of people make New Year’s resolutions to get healthy and that doesn’t just mean diet and exercise. There are a lot of things folks do to stay healthy both physically and mentally, but some of those things are looked down upon by others who may not be in a similar healthy mindset.
Well, someone on Reddit posed the question "What is a healthy behavior that people shame others for?,” and people were happy to chime in with some legitimate gripes, and folks should feel bad if they are the ones doing the shaming.
Healthy behavior folks get shame over include:
- "Taking a healthy amount of time to take care of yourself, rest, or recoup. Rest shouldn't be a reward — it should be treated as a necessary aspect of life."
- "Doing things that are normally thought of as social activities by yourself. Like eating at a restaurant, or going to a concert, play, or movie."
- "Talking to yourself. it's a good way to problem solve or even just vent about something."
- "Going to bed early. I’ve been called an old lady many times because I just get tired earlier."
- "Bettering yourself. I've seen people take photos of overweight people in the gym shaming them — like seriously?"
- "Not drinking every time you go out with friends."
- "As a man, using sunblock. I can't even tell you how many times I've been heckled on the golf course for putting sunblock on my face before being out in the sun for the next four to five hours."
- "Men crying."
- "Minding your business. Some perceive it as you not liking them."
- "As a dude, having a routine for my face at night, which is weird because my guy friends have faces, too, so I’m not sure where the shame comes from?"
- "Being single. I was perfectly fine with not having a boyfriend, but my friends hounded me about it constantly …Let your single friends be single unless they are asking for your help, advice, and opinions."