What did you hate as a child, but now love? (Sample size=1,076, 51% of the sample were men)

Rank Score
1 Black coffee 100
2 Vinegary, offal-related, other adult-oriented foods 69.4
3 Being quiet when alone 66.3
4 Studying (history, English, etc) 55.7
5 Sleeping 45.1
6 Massage 35.3
7= Reading books with lots of text (novels, etc) 34.9
7= Sports broadcasts (golf, baseball, etc) 34.9
9 Hot baths 32.2
10 Seasoning in motherโ€™s, grandmothersโ€™ cooking 25.5
11 Long holidays 23.1
12 Cleaning my ears 17.6
13 The sky turning dark as evening turns to night 17.3
14 The opposite sex 15.7
15 Wearing watches, accessories, etc 14.5
16 Writing sentences 13.7
17 Enka traditional music 13.3
18 Historical dramas 12.9
19 Reading manuals 12.2
20 Smell of hair spray, perfume, etc 1.4
21 Suspense dramas 10.6
22 Beards 9.8
23 Rainy days 8.6
24 Horror movies 7.1
25 Beauty salons 6.7
26 Thunder 2.7

Source: What Japan Thinks

For me it has to be sleep. As a child, I didn’t want to go to sleep early and stayed up late sometimes in high school and college. Now, I am eager to go to bed early to get enough sleep.

Thinking about sleep and Totoro reminded me of one of my favorite scenes ๐Ÿ™‚

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9 thoughts on “What did you hate as a child, but now love?

  1. I’ve got no tolerance for coffee (of any kind!)… the smell makes me sick to my stomach, actually. Well, I am stuck on the border between child and adult right now, so I guess it might change…?

    “The opposite sex”… hahah, it’s true!

    (P.S.: 20 might be a typo x.x)

    1. Ah, I dislike coffee as well. Green tea is awesome though ๐Ÿ™‚

      haha I overlooked the “opposite sex” item ๐Ÿ˜› I don’t think I ever felt hatred towards it though.

  2. Mmmmh, i’m drinking black coffee right now (although I prefer w/cream.)

    I was thinking when I read the title of the article on the main page “I sure hated pickles as a kid. The taste was overpowering” only to grow up to love them. I’ll take a kosher dill any day ^_^

    1. Oh, that’s interesting. For me it is the reverse: I used to really like pickles, but rarely eat them now. Perhaps, it is due to change in my diet.

  3. Black coffee and wearing accessories.

    I used to think that black coffee smells and taste like bitter medicine. But now just the aroma of black coffee gets me going. It’s like the smell of morning you know. I do drink it black but not very much…I prefer coffee with milk or creme.

    I hated dressing up when I was little and I didn’t like having pins, bracelets and such like stuff…I was too much of tomboy anyway. It’s different now though…I several watches ๐Ÿ˜› and usually get gifted with funky and jazzy light accessories…which is quite funny when I think about it. That goes to show, preferences for things (plus tolerance levels) changed when a child grows into adulthood.

    1. Ah, it sounds like you really like coffee ๐Ÿ™‚ (or might be even addicted ๐Ÿ˜› ).

      Aww… but tomboys are awesome! ๐Ÿ˜›

      Yes, it does show that preferences change overtime ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. What kind of child hates long holidays O_o ?
    Funny survey anyway ๐Ÿ™‚
    Can’t relate to any of the 26 points though, I always loved/still hate/never cared about those things.

  5. I liked a lot of adult things as a child but the things that I didn’t like as a child that people told me that I would like as an adult I still do not like and I am 23…

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