Weird question I know. But I was pondering this on my drive into work today.
I have a few things I consider my "likes". Theme parks, the Olympics, commercial aviation and cars. Why do I like them? Was it something from my childhood?
My dad liked sports, but not the Olympics in particular, so I'm not sure where that love of mine came from.
He was an aeronautical engineer and I KNOW that his love of planes is where I got my love of them.
I have no idea where my love of cars and theme parks came from. Neither of my parents liked either of them and from what I can recall no other important adult in my life did either. So I guess I shaped those loves on my own.
It just made me wonder, why we like what we like. What influences, if any, shaped our likes.