Why do we call certain things "guilty pleasures"? I know what they are so don't take it as me asking anything else but... why?
Why do we feel the need to categorize? How does one turn something into something it wasn't before? Why can't I enjoy a certain book without it being labeled as such?
Is it because it isn't "intellectual" enough? If it is a guilty pleasure, it means I don't read it normally and just indulge like it's a book made of ice cream. I know I shouldn't like it, right?
Is it because it isn't popular enough? I know a lot of people who love books/movies/music/etc. on the fringe of society and no one says, "Alternative music is such my guilty pleasure."
Does it mean it is higher in estimation? You enjoy it so there is the pleasure part but WHERE does this guilt thing come from?
If you feel guilty, why are you even telling people about it? I don't go around telling people of things I am guilty of. (Trust me, no one wants that list unless you are into black E-mail.)
Perhaps I am nitpicking but... still.
Help me out here, please.