Is something okay? Is it not okay? My assessment depends on whether it enriches your life.
I have assessed drying your laundry on a washing pole to be okay. The reason being, whenever that house doesn't have their laundry hung up to dry on that pole, I get pretty disappointed and saddened by its absence. It makes me think, Hang up that laundry, guys. Please.
Conversely, what I think are not okay are houses that hang their Christmas lights up by the window so other people can see them. Smugness is unpleasant. One of the factors of my assessment is smugness. In other words, smugness is not enriching.