12 Objectively Pointless Things People Take Way Too Seriously

 We don’t want to yuck anyone’s yum, but some folks take their “yums” way too seriously. Here are 12 trivial things people obsess over. 

Social Media Following

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It doesn’t matter how many Facebook friends, Twitter (X) followers, or Reddit Karma you earn. If you’re not trying to make a living online, these numbers are just vanity metrics. Who cares who has more Facebook friends?

Beauty Pageants

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Beauty pageants are outdated rituals that celebrate women for their looks. They’re dripping in misogyny, but some people obsess over them. Don’t even get us started on the child beauty pageants. 

Name Brand Clothes

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People waste tons of money on certain brands to make others think they fit a certain image. It’s all about ego and one day, you’ll realize how shallow the obsession over what brand people wear really is. 

Secret Wages

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In the United States, discussions about wages remain taboo. People get secretive about how much they earn and for no good reason. 

The stigma against wage discussions was started by companies who want to pay people as little as they can get away with. Corporations are the only losers when people freely discuss wages

The Right Phone

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People take their phones way too seriously. Apple users refuse to consider Android, while Android users think Apple users are stuck up. It’s just a phone guys, who cares?

Gaming Cosmetics

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Skins, outfits, and charms are big business. Gaming companies give the game away for free because they know people will pay small fortunes for aesthetics. 


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Why do people care what their favorite celebrity ate for dinner or where they went that night? People obsess over celebrities as if they’re best friends. It’s a little weird. 


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Our obsession with diamonds results from a clever marketing campaign by a multinational corporation. Sure, they’re pretty, but they aren’t nearly as rare and exclusive as marketing makes them seem. 

Family Honor

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We need to take a serious turn and discuss the horrific behavior of people who take family honor too seriously. People murder their own relatives for the sake of “honor.” The practice needs to end. 


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The obsession with a deep green lawn is out of control. People take immense pride in their lawns, and to what end? If we stopped trying to get the best lawn, we could shift to yards with natural flora. 

Their Egos

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Some folks take themselves too seriously. They can’t ever be wrong, can’t ever change their minds, and have no idea how to laugh at themselves. Like Van Wilder said, “You can’t take life too seriously; you’ll never get out alive.”


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We all love a good game, but we don’t need to burn the town down when our team wins. 

Weird Things People Are Proud of

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People boast about the weirdest things. Here are the top things people are inexplicably proud of

Let Your Free Spirit Soar

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Are you a free spirit, forced to live in a little box by society’s constraints? Here are some tips for letting your spirit soar

Be True To Yourself

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To live a happy, healthy, life, you must be true to yourself. It can be hard to be ourselves when society wants to force us to be something we’re not. Here are 16 ways to be unapologetically you

37 Tips for Living Your Best Life

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The life you want is within reach! Here are 37 tips to help you live a fulfilling life

Invest in Yourself to Achieve Your Dreams

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An under-rated key to happiness is investing in yourself. You’re worth the time and effort.

Here are 38 ways to invest in yourself, and most aren’t about money. 

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