What did you hate as a child, but now love? (Sample size=1,076, 51% of the sample were men)
|2||Vinegary, offal-related, other adult-oriented foods||69.4|
|3||Being quiet when alone||66.3|
|4||Studying (history, English, etc)||55.7|
|7=||Reading books with lots of text (novels, etc)||34.9|
|7=||Sports broadcasts (golf, baseball, etc)||34.9|
|10||Seasoning in mother’s, grandmothers’ cooking||25.5|
|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|
|17||Enka traditional music||13.3|
|20||Smell of hair spray, perfume, etc||1.4|
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 🙂
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9 thoughts on “What did you hate as a child, but now love?”
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)
Ah, I dislike coffee as well. Green tea is awesome though 🙂
haha I overlooked the “opposite sex” item 😛 I don’t think I ever felt hatred towards it though.
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 ^_^
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.
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 😛 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.
Ah, it sounds like you really like coffee 🙂 (or might be even addicted 😛 ).
Aww… but tomboys are awesome! 😛
Yes, it does show that preferences change overtime 🙂
What kind of child hates long holidays ?
Funny survey anyway 🙂
Can’t relate to any of the 26 points though, I always loved/still hate/never cared about those things.
The one who is sent to evil grandparents in Summer 😛 (No, that didn’t happen to me in case you are wondering)
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…