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#1 Posted by DoctorDanger99 (745 posts) -

As ive gotten older ive noticed that things i didnt like or care for when i was younger i actually like now that im a little older. for example,in my teens i was all about rock music. literally anything else was total bullshit.now that im in my late 20's. i cant stand most modern rock and i find myself listening to more rap and pop music than i ever had.if i could have told my 15 yr old self how much i actually would grow to like 2pac or even lady gaga,id have laughed in my face.i used to despise the taste of sour cream and hot sauce.now i cant fucking get enough. i used to read close to a dozen books a week and now i have to force myself somtimes to read. i used to be the kind of person who was afraid of everything and was allways looking to please people.now i dont take shit from anybody and stand up for myself.. so have you fine folks ever noticed things like this?

#2 Posted by believer258 (13046 posts) -


Give 15 year old me the choice of As I Lay Dying or Rush, and I'll pick the former every time. These days? Rush, hands-down.

#3 Posted by DoctorDanger99 (745 posts) -

@believer258: i hear ya. i used to bea hardcore metallica fan and while i still love them,somtimes i just wanna chill lol

#4 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3383 posts) -

My musical tastes have changed somewhat, but I still listen to what I used to from time to time. A lot of other things have changed, though. I like a lot of books and films that I would have thought were boring as a kid, and I find learning about science and other fields of study with which I am not familiar with can be extemely rewarding. I also don't like as many sweets as I used to, as I almost never eat candy, cake, or anything with very high amounts of sugar (except cheesecake, I fucking love cheesecake).

#5 Posted by bilbomarks (71 posts) -

I was really into punk as a young whipper snapper. Now I like much less aggressive music with more dynamics, more complex chord progressions and such. I also like drier humor. Who knows if my taste is actually "better", but it damn sure is different.

#6 Posted by Phatmac (5923 posts) -

I used to be a huge metal head and rock guy, but I've found some appreciation for rap and hip hop, mostly good feelin' music. I also used to love big Jrpg's, but now I'd rather play a short action game over an rpg any day.

#7 Posted by Mirado (1229 posts) -

Not really. I always enjoyed every genre of music except for country (yeah, a 12 year old listening to Bach made for some weird conversations when I was in school), and now that I'm a lot older I still enjoy ever genre of music.....except for country.

My iPod has always looked like a schizophrenic owns it

#8 Posted by TheHBK (5664 posts) -

Yes, they have.

I enjoy vegetables much more. Chicken over beef. Though Fish has and will always reign supreme for me. Poontang pie is now my favorite though pumpkin is still up there. Diet coke, pretty much diet sodas over the regular stuff. Kool-aid that is not very sweet. A good RPG over FPS. Rock and 80's pop still rule the day for me. Don't like chocolate as much and prefer South Park over the Simpsons. Favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels instead of the Rock.

#9 Posted by DoctorDanger99 (745 posts) -

@Phatmac: im, not that big on big huge games either anymore.sure,i still have time to play them but theres so much other stuff i could be doing that it starts to feel like a drag.thats why i like longer games like gta or skyrim. where i can goof off for a while then do the story at my own pace.i freaking LOVED mass effect 3 but by the end i was just ready for it to be over so i could move on.

#10 Posted by TheHumanDove (2521 posts) -

Nah, my tastes are still shit

#11 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19824 posts) -

Not really. I've grown more hateful and cynical with age, but can't say my tastes have actually changed any. In many ways, I'm the same now as I was back then, which is why I always felt out of place compared to my peers who I deemed as "stupid and immature".

#12 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

My music tastes are still evolving to this day.

#13 Posted by wrecks (2449 posts) -

Yes. Every decade or so.

#14 Posted by Vonocourt (2186 posts) -

Yep, sixteen year old me was super into bands like Dream Theater and The Residents. Pretty much an attempt to make me look smart.

Really happy I grew out of that.

#15 Posted by GunstarRed (5912 posts) -

My music tastes have changed, but I didn't stop liking the music I liked when i was younger I kind of just picked the best of that stuff and integrated it into the newer stuff. My taste in games has been all over the place, when I was younger I was all about platformers, ONLY platformers and as I got older I longed for games with big, dramatic stories... I see a lot of people talking about how they gravitate more towards that as they get older, but I have pretty much come full circle and want my video games to be VIDEO GAMES! Same with films, I'm still fond of and enjoy arty and foreign films, but if I had to decide on watching that or Armageddon, I'd take the big dumb stupid space movie every single time, the bigger and dumber the better.

#16 Posted by Morningstar (2327 posts) -

Yes, less shooting these days.

#17 Posted by FourWude (2274 posts) -

I used to hate cheese, now I can somewhat like mild cheese, as long as it is properly complimented with other flavours. Tastebuds change with age.

#18 Posted by Philantrophy (356 posts) -

Vegetables, I enjoy them now.

#19 Posted by Phatmac (5923 posts) -

@DoctorDanger99: Currently feeling that way with darksiders 2 as it keeps padding out dungeons for no good reason.

#20 Posted by Vinny_Says (5911 posts) -

If they haven't I feel bad for ya, not because your tastes are bad, but because you're probably missing out on a lot of what the world has to offer.

#21 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

Yeah, I grew up.

#22 Edited by Jrinswand (1745 posts) -

Oh god, yeah. I used to like a bunch of stupid hippie shit. Now I hate stupid hippie shit.

#23 Posted by DarthOrange (4131 posts) -

I used to hate everything about the learning part of school. If you had told me in middle school or even high school that I was going to continue school after the 12 grade I would have told you that you were crazy. I don't know if I just had some incompetent teachers before or I just changed because now I absolutely love school and find that there are more classes I want to take then I could ever have time for.

#24 Posted by liako21 (559 posts) -

When I was younger all I wanted to do was play FPS's or action games. I am not kidding you I looked at games like Mario 64 and thought to myself, "boring, this is for kids" without even trying it.

To be honest I try to stay away from violent games now. I dont oppose them, I just dont like to play them.

#25 Posted by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -

Not really, I've always liked a lot of different genres of music, movies, books, games. 

#26 Edited by pyromagnestir (4391 posts) -

Resisting the urge to make a "Yes. Regular porn just doesn't get me going anymore. I need that real kinky shit." joke. (oops, there it is)

My for serious answer would be yes I'm sure they have. I'm a bit at a loss for specific examples, though. Most of the stuff I liked when I was younger I still like now, and the stuff I like now I might've also liked then, but in most cases I wasn't aware of it or it didn't exist yet. So it's hard to say.

#27 Posted by Scrawnto (2509 posts) -

I used to be more into metal and rock, but these days I prefer stuff like electro house. Overwerk, Daft Punk, Justice, and Lemaitre are more my style these days. And the first time I heard a Daft Punk song that wasn't Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger I thought it was super boring. My tastes have definitely changed. I still enjoy the same sorts of games and movies, though. My taste in books hasn't changed so much as become more refined. I don't read Animorphs books anymore, but I still like Science Fiction. And I was already reading stuff like The Hobbit by the time I was in second grade.

#28 Posted by JasonR86 (10043 posts) -

Yes, in everything. Food, music, how I spend my time, everything is different now.

#29 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

@Guided_By_Tigers said:

My music tastes are still evolving to this day.

Same here.

#30 Posted by Grimhild (763 posts) -

@pyromagnestir said:

I need that real kinky shit.

Here, I made this for you:

#31 Edited by pyromagnestir (4391 posts) -

@Grimhild said:

@pyromagnestir said:

I need that real kinky shit.

Here, I made this for you:


I'll be in my bunk. edit: actually I went to tvtropes and read all the examples under I'll be in my bunk, it was a pretty good time waster. Not as many examples as I'd expect though. The second Friends one was really funny. I forgot that show could be quite funny on occasion.

#32 Posted by TheHT (12682 posts) -

All a part of growing up. Discovering new music, foods, ideas, etc. I still appreciate the things that I used to like as a kid purely for nostalgic reas--oh who am I kidding. I was pretty stoked when the Spice Girls performed at the Olympics.

If your world is getting smaller the longer you're alive, you may be doing it wrong.

#33 Edited by PenguinDust (12855 posts) -

My tastes in movies has declined since my twenties as has my attention span. These days all I am really interested in are movies with explosions and cartoons. In a sense, my tastes have devolved to when I was 8 years old. Musically, I am pretty much in the same place I was when I got out of college except I've exchanged bubbly Western pop for bubbly Jpop and I barely listen to rock at all anymore. It's just Jazz and Jpop. On the TV front, I can't remember the last show I watched on any of the broadcast networks, I don't watch any dramas and barely any sitcoms. Most of modern TV just doesn't suit my needs anymore. Basically, I'm just too tired and I don't want to watch anything that's overly complex or challenges me. The older I get, the lazier I get.

#34 Posted by TeflonBilly (4742 posts) -

Well I didn't enjoy beer or whisky when I was 7, but I do now.

I only read your thread title

#35 Posted by A_Talking_Donkey (264 posts) -

I'm not sure if my tastes have actually changed that much, but they've expanded a lot. I grew to like stuff I used to not like, but most of the stuff I liked in my teen years I still like. TV being the one exception, the only thing I watch anymore is the news and even then rarely since I get most of my news from the internet.

#36 Posted by Milkman (18095 posts) -

Doesn't everyone's? If I liked the same things I liked when I was 15, I'd be the worst person in the world.

#37 Posted by TeflonBilly (4742 posts) -

@Milkman said:

Doesn't everyone's? If I liked the same things I liked when I was 15, I'd be the worst person in the world.

Like 15 year old girls/boys?

#38 Posted by Milkman (18095 posts) -

@TeflonBilly said:

@Milkman said:

Doesn't everyone's? If I liked the same things I liked when I was 15, I'd be the worst person in the world.

Like 15 year old girls/boys?

Exactly. I'd be driving around my pedo van blasting System of a Down. Just the worst.

#39 Edited by TeflonBilly (4742 posts) -

@Milkman said:

@TeflonBilly said:

@Milkman said:

Doesn't everyone's? If I liked the same things I liked when I was 15, I'd be the worst person in the world.

Like 15 year old girls/boys?

Exactly. I'd be driving around my pedo van blasting System of a Down. Just the worst.

I wish I had a van that I designed when I was 15. It'd look liked this.

Actually, if I designed a van today it'd look identical. I guess my tastes haven't changed that much

#40 Posted by TeflonBilly (4742 posts) -

@TeflonBilly said:

@Milkman said:

@TeflonBilly said:

@Milkman said:

Doesn't everyone's? If I liked the same things I liked when I was 15, I'd be the worst person in the world.

Like 15 year old girls/boys?

Exactly. I'd be driving around my pedo van blasting System of a Down. Just the worst.

I wish I had a van that I designed when I was 15. It'd look liked this.

Actually, if I designed a van today it'd look identical. I guess my tastes haven't changed that much

Or I'd probably change out that unicorn with Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony.

Well I guess this is growing up!

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#41 Posted by Slay3r1583 (684 posts) -

I'm creeping up on 30 years old (oh god) and my tastes and interests are pretty much exactly the same as when I was 15.

#42 Posted by Fobwashed (2587 posts) -

Games wise, I want everything I play to be around 5~7 hours long and I don't really care at all about competitive multiplayer since I don't really have the time to play them. I rarely play anything that I'm not enjoying and put things down much faster than I used to when I'm not having fun.

Music wise. I don't know. I only listen to music when jogging and/or at the gym and since I don't listen to radio, I find myself listening to music I liked from when I was in my early 20's and not really picking up on new stuff.

#43 Edited by MideonNViscera (2269 posts) -

I doubt I could read a Dragonlance book again. I still like mostly the same music, but that's because I was always more mature in my tastes there. Videogames have changed as rapidly as I have so it's hard to make a comparison with them.

#44 Posted by 49th (3129 posts) -

I wouldn't say they have changed. I just understand more now the type of games I don't want to play.

#45 Edited by zombie2011 (5301 posts) -

I used to listen to only Hip-Hop and Trance. Now i rarely listen to any Hip-Hop, my ipod is now mostly EDM. Thats about it, i wish my never ending craving for sweets would have stopped when i grew up but, nope i'm 26 and still eat at least 2 chocolate bars a day.

#46 Posted by Neurotic (635 posts) -

Absolutely. In fact, most of the stuff you described happened to me as well. I still listen to some music that I did 5 years ago but a lot of it is festering in my iTunes library unplayed and it's been ages since I've added any rock/alternative to my library. I used to read a lot of fantasy, now I prefer more grounded literature set in the real world (or something like it). I'm more open-minded with games (I could probably thank Giant Bomb for that). Also, it used to be very easy to make me laugh.

I expect my tastes will continue to change. I doubt I will still be playing JRPGs in 5 years time, for example.

#47 Posted by nerdsbeware (272 posts) -

@believer258: Haha this is so true. Not to mention the state of the metal scene is pretty stale and horrible at the moment with nothing buy copies of copies of copies... sometimes artists with talent are a welcome change. I ran through Rush's discography a few months ago myself. My music tastes have been the biggest change for me. I used pretty much only listen to metal/hardcore/post-hardcore stuff and everything else was shit, then I realized that was fucking dumb and there is so much good music out there that limiting myself was just hurting myself (in a sense) so I put that to rest. Now if it has a good hook, catchy beat or just makes me bob my head to it, I'll give it a listen for sure.

As for other things, sure. I used to hate, HATE seafood. Now I love it. I used to prefer rum to whiskey that too has changed. I've stayed pretty even on the gaming/film front though. Granted I tend to sway much more towards RPG games now that shooters but.

#48 Posted by dungbootle (2501 posts) -

Yeah of course, I still like a lot of the same stuff though.

#49 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

they've broadened but i still like everything from when i was younger.

i dont really judge anything till i try it. food, music, games, movies, tv shows. before jumping on the "i hate twlight" bandwagon, i watched the first movie to make my own opinion, sure i hate it but i made that choice myself and i gave it a fair chance.

there are also things i can recognize as being bad, but i still enjoy for various reasons.

basically ive become alot more open minded

#50 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6500 posts) -

I was a straight metalhead for the majority of high school, then I heard The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem, which showed me that rap music can not only be intelligent, but angry as fuck as well. Ever since then I've pretty much abandoned metal aside from the occasional Metallica track and mostly listen to electro and hip-hop now.