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Some of our possessions are no-brainer, have to have them, best things in the universe. Others are total beaters, through and through liabilities, that should have been trashed years ago.

But what about those possessions that fall right in between?


These are the things we love as much as we hate. Like some people or places in our lives, these objects and us have a love/hate relationship--and, surprisingly, almost as much baggage as the human version includes.

Some Redditors sat down and shared their best examples of these kinds of possessions.

lliorca336 asked, "What do you have a love / hate relationship with?"

Some set their sights on the elephant in the room. They described their excitement as well as all the issues that come with the expansive, unbelievably powerful internet.

The Whole Dang Thing 

"The internet." -- LM1120

"Yup. On one side, it can really help people who feel alone. However, it can also breed toxicity." -- RHCube

"Back down it was as simple as don't use it but thats not really possible anymore" -- Derpsterio29

Even More Whole 

"Technology in general."

"On the one hand, it's nice that I was able to deposit a check just now while sitting down on my bedroom. On the other, screw anyone who has the audacity to call me and greet me with a robot."

-- Dynasuarez-Wrecks

Horrifyingly Convenient

"I have it with none other than 'Google.' "

"I hate it when Google tracks my every move. I even feel scared sometimes. Like just the other day, I was watching 'Padmavat' on Amazon Prime. It wasn't even my account, but my husband's. We had to stop in the middle due to something."

"And as soon as I opened my Gmail next, the very first email on the top was a 'Spam' email asking me if I missed out on watching 'Padmawat?' Really Scary!"

"And then, I love it when it takes me down the memory lane. Like just today, my Google Photos app asked me if I would like to see where I was on this day in 2010? I thought why not. Turns out, I was at my friend's wedding. Which reminded me, 'Oh! It's her anniversary today!' "

"I simply sent one of her gorgeous pics wishing her happy anniversary. We had a long chat, after which I sent over all of the pics from that day. She was really happy to re-visit them and tagged them as the best anniversary gift!"

-- toxasagt

Others chose to discuss those necessities of day-to-day life that they've actually come to love completing over and over.

But that doesn't mean they don't get annoying all the time too.

Procrastinating 

"Showers."

"That weird thing where I'll waste time before entering the shower because it feels like such a chore that takes a long time, I'm gonna need 5 h to dry my hair afterwards etc., but then when I'm in the shower i never wanna get out."

-- Victoria749

Cruising, Until Your Not 

"Driving is my biggest love/ hate relationship. I absolutely love the feel of driving when there's a small amount/ no traffic and the feel of being able to go wherever you want in your country is so freeing. Start/stop traffic, car maintenance costs, insurance, monthly payments, terrible roads, the possibility of an accident, driving through new places without clear signage etc..."

"Man, driving at its best is one of my favourite things in life but at its worst I wonder why I ever got my license and look toward busses with jealousy."

-- LTPfiredemon

It Will Never End 

"Cooking. I hate the necessity of having to prepare food and the process itself, but I usually like the result, and if I cook for other people, I get many compliments for how it's good."

"You know, when I hate to do that, then at least it gotta be tasty."

-- Ziriath

Others spoke about the luxuries in life. It almost feels absurd to complain about such wonderful, unnecessary possessions.

And yet, they are luxuries with a slight catch.

The Nut Barrier 

"Chocolate."

"Probably my biggest trigger to ruin my diet. Doesn't even have to be good chocolate. Doesn't even have to be mediocre chocolate (by American standards). I'm talking about, like Palmer's Double Crisp super-cheap, probably-not-even-actually-chocolate Chocolate."

"My only saving grace is that I'm allergic to peanuts, and a lot of the really really cheap chocolate has peanuts/peanut butter in it, so it's no longer a temptation."

-- Six_Foot_Dwarf

More and More 

"Having a home gym:"

"Love: Not having to go far and not having to deal with other ppl and their bs."

"Hate: Everything you want is much more expensive than you expect... and you keep wanting more"

-- Howitdobiglyboo

Another Take on Tech

"Modern technology. For every way it makes our lives easier, there's at least five ways it makes things harder."

"But overall, it's generally worth it... if you can get the stuff to finally work, which might take you all day."

-- Arekai4098


So the next time you find yourself out of wits in frustration, only to come back to that same object or task the very next day, don't feel so alone.

Everyone out here is emotionally confused about their inanimate objects and abstract concepts.

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