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Bad Habits

Hi everybody, I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. This is such a great question!

Dear Mike, I saw a post on Facebook that said: “Are they bad habits if you enjoy them?” I immediately said to my girlfriend “I’m sending that question to Mike Staver!” So Mike, are they still bad if a person likes them?

You know, I very seldom get stumped on a question! Are they bad habits if people like them… Does it depend on the habit, on the habit’s effects?

The question that you’re asking, which is an interesting question, is are they bad habits if I enjoy them? You didn’t ask me if they were bad FOR you. Right, so there are a lot of habits that are bad for you that you might enjoy and that might do a little damage to you.

And, to my great colleague & team’s point I think that if they affect people in a negative way then ya! I mean if you enjoy pushing people in a pool in the middle of winter yeah, that might be bad. If you enjoy belching at the table, or other things you might dispell of in public then yeah, it could be bad.

So I think who it affects is very important and I think you need to ask yourself “is the bad habit going to affect me in a negative way?” Right? So if I’m smoking and it’s going to give me lung cancer I don’t know if it’s bad or good but I know it’s not healthy for sure.

I think it’s a lot more fun if you enjoy your bad habits that’s for sure. At least it’s fun for you! So the answer to your question is yeah, I think it could still be a bad habit even if you enjoy it. I just think it makes the bad habit easier to not change. We all make choices and there are always consequences for our choices.

That’s a great question, thank you for that. I’m Mike Staver, this is Mondays with Mike! As you know if you have a question let me know. Take care, everybody.

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