:D Hai :3
This is gonna be a slightly random topic among all the other stuff but... why do you think some people like some music and hate other kinds? Why do some people enjoy certain fetishes while others find them disgusting? Why do humans have preferences in general? o^o
I tried googling it and got nothing so... yeah. Anyone know or have any ideas?
*stands up and leaves*
People like something because it appeals to them. It might have something to do with how they were raised, for example a kid who was raised with a lot of guns around will grow up to like guns while another kid who grew up in a soccer crazy family will tend to like soccer more. Another example it that I was raised with a playstation console and as a result I don't play with Xbox consoles much because I prefer playstation. Also a person might like something because they've known it longer and don't want to explore new things because they might be afraid of what they'll find.
But seriously, it's just that there are many options and because we have free will to make choices we tend to choose different things.
Environmental factors and personality have a lot to do with it, I think.
For example, everyone in my family is musicians (mostly guitarists, pianists, and singers) and a number of them are trained musicians so we enjoy classical music (which is necessary to learn when being trained on an instrument).
I also love the Beatles, the Bee Gees, Larry Norman, Cat Stevens, and some other artists because that's what my dad listened to all the time when I was growing up.
My dad also hates rap and country so I never listened to it as a kid, and I still don't like it to this day.
Apart from music, my family also doesn't smoke, drink, or do drugs because that was how we were raised. And those activites have no appeal to me.
It's interesting to think about....
God bless. ♥
for the most part i guess, but still. i mean, a good example is my family and me. i like, love anime and manga. i go to cons, ill spend money on those types of things. the rest of my family finds it all stupid, thinks its really weird that i like it all, always makes fun of me when i wear a cosplay, and literally refer to anime conventions as "crazy people convention". i wasnt influenced by friends either, most of my friends walso like anime i met after i learned about it.
Yeah...I mean you're definitely an individual too - its both nature and nurture. For example most of my family don't understand my obsession with physics.
Or, like Floree, comics. Although I read comic strips instead - things like Calvin and Hobbes (my favorite), Dilbert, and the Far Side. I've actually read enough that I can quote comic strips for just about any situation I find myself in (that's going to be a college essay :) )
^ Calvin and Hobbes is the best. XD
We have the entire collection (3 giant books), with every C+H comic ever created.
I've read them all 3 or 4 times. Soooo funny.
And I guess our interests can vary from our families. I think that would be a result of expressing your individuality and trying to find your place in the world (aka: being a teenager XD).
"We have the entire collection (3 giant books), with every C+H comic ever created.
I've read them all 3 or 4 times. Soooo funny. "
I have it too!!
XDD Great, but why? Why are humans so set on being individual and why do we have preferences? Dont' say we're just born that way, that's not helpful ;^;
Go.d made us all uniquely and wonderfuly.
we are so unique that we may tend to do things that most people dont understand and may hate lol.
like me, I love flowers and pretty colors lol.
but im ripped with muscle and love to kick but.t
I also believe in G.od and J.esus Christ,
but i love science!
so wierd that we all are made differently!
I love that about people!
XD Okai, so what about se.xual orientation? That's a type of preference, so are g.ays g.ay cuz God made them that way? o^o
"...for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of Go.d..."
so realy its not did God make them that way, its can God change them from something that he says is wrong?
not trying to diss anyone.
but realy its that God made us perfect, sin messes up the body, actualy
an.al se.x is horrible for the body and even if you dont do that the fealings are not fitting to the body.
when we let Go of the world and hang onto God.
even things we think are okay will be shown by Him if they are right or wrong.
thats why he wants to save us, because even if we lie once we are guilty.
so as distorted people we need God.
hope i didnt just ramble, but i think i did.
btw not hating on ga.ys
she asked, I love all yall.
Why thank you for quoting the one verse i know XD But you totally changed the topic on me. I'm just trying to use logic with what you gave me:
Fact 1: Preferences are caused by God so that we are each unique and wonderful.
Fact 2: Being g.ay is a se.xual preference.
Conclusion: Being g.ay is caused by God trying to make us each unique and wonderful.
no being ga.y is caused by sin in this world
we are unique and wonderful,and so we all have our own set of problems lol and we all know what they are.
preferences are caused by our unique personality, but some are because we as sinners are looking for the wrong stuff sometimes.
just another way Go.d makes us special, and loves us anyway.
and since he knows our unique sins and preferences He uses that to show us how he loves us.
by saving us from things we didnt even know were a problem
....... and cant change by ourselves
gtg be back to see this descution in the mornin
Waitwaitwaitwait... some preferences are caused by sin? o.O So he gives us all our 'good' preferences and all our 'bad' preferences are because we're sinful and we enjoy sinful things? Weird.
Zander, you're kind of contradicting yourself there. If we were perfect we'd not be commiting sins. God gave us freedom, he gave us our uniqeness and what makes us unique is our personality, our preferences, and our weaknesses. Although, if you take it from my idea of "perfect" which is that "we are perfect because we have weaknesses" then it might just work fine. I know, I kind of have a warped sense of "perfect". And can you tell us what your idea/definition of perfect is?