I Hate It. No, Wait, I Love It.

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my musical tastes can change a lot, but mostly its because of how i listen to it. once i learned guitar it was hard to enjoy certain types of music. when i was depressed i really liked emo stuff, but now that i'm not, i can't stand their whining.

with foods, i've tried changing my tastes, but i can't tend to do it willingly. most things i've hated since childhood, i still hate.. peanut butter, carrots, (and most veggies,) spaghetti and plenty more... there's a few things i'll eat now that i didn't used to, like lettuce and spinach and french fries, but thats because i learned that i didn't like ranch dressing or ketchup.

There's been people i sometimes like or don't like depending on my mood. thats definitely a mood thing though. sometimes around friends, i'll think that even though they're dense and not exactly smart, i'm like "whatever, they're fun to be around" and other times i just can't stand the stupid things they like to do.
 
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SpaceTiger said:
It is my story, so I think I would know why I changed my mind. :rolleyes:
So, you're saying instead of hearing the alternate interpretation by listening more closely you underwent some sort of stupification that made you listen less closely?
 
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zoobyshoe said:
So, you're saying instead of hearing the alternate interpretation by listening more closely you underwent some sort of stupification that made you listen less closely?
I changed my mind because I was told what the songwriter's intentions were. The whole point here is that I then approached the song from a completely different perspective. This certainly can happen by listening more closely to a song, but it doesn't have to and it didn't in the case I was describing.
 
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Okay, here is a really strange one. When I was about age ten I got a really bad case of the flu. After being deathly ill for several days I had just started to feel better, mom was cooking dinner, and I was finally ready to eat something [smelling dinner] when I saw this commercial that showed someone frying chopped onions. For some reason the chopped onions looked to me like chopped pickels which I instantly began to crave. Before this I would eat pickles but didn't particularly like them more than other veggies, but from that time on I loved pickles.

Even then this all seemed very odd, but I think it was a response to not eating for several days.
 
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See also the mere exposure effect. It seems that in some cases, we develop preferences for things just as a function of how much we've been exposed to them, whether consciously or unconsciously. On a somewhat related note, people's introspective explanations for why they've developed a preference for some thing or another don't necessarily faithfully track the true causes.
 

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