Everyone has things they dislike. Some aversions are natural — hot peppers, for example. Others are cultural — you can’t expect American kids raised on Nickelodeon to be interested in sixty five year old black and white Swedish film dramas.
But! One of the marvels of human existence is we can acquire tastes for things we originally disliked. Our minds and opinions aren’t fixed in stone. Flexibility is one of the things that makes us human.
So, Deadsplinteri, what’s a taste you’ve acquired? For example, I used to hate olives. Bitter and supersalty flavors are one way nature warns away animals from dangerous foods. But in my 20s I was at an art reception for a very long time and there was nothing to eat except bowls of olives. Hunger wore me down, I started eating a few, and by the time dinnertime finally arrived, I had changed my mind.
What about you? Maybe you started appreciating pounding music after a great concert. Or maybe you never cared for dogs until your 20s when a roommate adopted one and you became a dog lover. Never cared for basketball until your school made the Final Four? Never liked Russian novels until you picked up Crime and Punishment? Tell us about a taste you hated until something changed your mind.