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    Could You Train Yourself To Enjoy...

    Music you find boring?

    Foodstuffs you recoil at?

    Reality TV if you cringe at it?

    This is an offshoot from a conversation with Glassjester where he proposes that people can train themselves to enjoy things they have an aversion to. I say it's bunk and there's no evidence to support it.

    Thoughts?
    Well this is fun isn't it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Brain View Post
    Music you find boring?

    Foodstuffs you recoil at?

    Reality TV if you cringe at it?

    This is an offshoot from a conversation with Glassjester where he proposes that people can train themselves to enjoy things they have an aversion to. I say it's bunk and there's no evidence to support it.

    Thoughts?
    Could Hugh Hefner train himself to be a homo?

    The wickedness of Sodom ([Ex 20:14] heterosexual [Lev. 20:10–12] or homosexual [Lev. 20:10,13]) was notorious (Gen. 13:13).

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    Acquired tastes happen, brother.

    Lots of people hate beer when they first taste it.
    Then later, they come to love it.
    Your "catholic" is showing. - Sozo

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    Quote Originally Posted by serpentdove View Post
    Could Hugh Hefner train himself to be a homo?
    There's a designated thread for that.
    Your "catholic" is showing. - Sozo

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    Quote Originally Posted by glassjester View Post
    There's a designated thread for that.
    I think he's still embarrassed about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glassjester View Post
    Acquired tastes happen, brother.

    Lots of people hate beer when they first taste it.
    Then later, they come to love it.
    Oh, I see. Guinness tastes terrible at first and after a while, not so bad. Hugh Hefner can become a homo.

    The wickedness of Sodom ([Ex 20:14] heterosexual [Lev. 20:10–12] or homosexual [Lev. 20:10,13]) was notorious (Gen. 13:13).

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    PlastikBuddah [aka Gamera] make-believer. Kmoney [aka Count Iblis] make-believer. Alate_One deceives students in the classroom. Arthur Brain wants answers. Eph 5:11

    "Being a square keeps you from going around in circles." ~ J Vernon McGee Ro 3:23, 5:8, 6:23, 10:9, 10:13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Brain View Post
    Music you find boring?

    Foodstuffs you recoil at?

    Reality TV if you cringe at it?

    This is an offshoot from a conversation with Glassjester where he proposes that people can train themselves to enjoy things they have an aversion to. I say it's bunk and there's no evidence to support it.

    Thoughts?

    i've had to take courses that I wouldn't have chosen to and instead of letting my dislike of the material make the course a struggle, I've made the effort to find something about each one that I could enjoy


    so, yeah

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    Quote Originally Posted by serpentdove View Post
    Could Hugh Hefner train himself to be a homo?

    The wickedness of Sodom ([Ex 20:14] heterosexual [Lev. 20:10–12] or homosexual [Lev. 20:10,13]) was notorious (Gen. 13:13).
    I don't think he trained himself to develop bi sexual attractions anyway, and when I asked for thoughts I shoulda clarified that I was after the sane variety, so no need for you to bother on this thread. There's plenty of bonkers threads of your own to tend to isn't there?

    Well this is fun isn't it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Brain View Post
    I don't think he trained himself to develop bi sexual attractions anyway...
    It still does not compute.



    The wickedness of Sodom ([Ex 20:14] heterosexual [Lev. 20:10–12] or homosexual [Lev. 20:10,13]) was notorious (Gen. 13:13).
    Last edited by serpentdove; December 11th, 2016 at 06:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glassjester View Post
    Acquired tastes happen, brother.

    Lots of people hate beer when they first taste it.
    Then later, they come to love it.
    Acquired tastes are one thing and development of the palette and brain isn't the argument here. Some tastes are just there and no 'training' required. So how, for example, is someone supposed to be able to enjoy manufactured pap music when they're bored to death by it?
    Well this is fun isn't it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Brain View Post
    Acquired tastes are one thing and development of the palette and brain isn't the argument here. Some tastes are just there and no 'training' required. So how, for example, is someone supposed to be able to enjoy manufactured pap music when they're bored to death by it?
    Fake it 'til you make it.

    Dance around to it.
    Sing along to it.
    If you play any instruments, play that type of music on them.
    Listen to it with other people who also enjoy it.


    I've done this with music my wife listens to.
    Then I start to like it more.
    Your "catholic" is showing. - Sozo

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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    i've had to take courses that I wouldn't have chosen to and instead of letting my dislike of the material make the course a struggle, I've made the effort to find something about each one that I could enjoy


    so, yeah
    I took a degree in film studies and some core modules interested me more than others. I made the effort to give attention to the ones that didn't because of my overall passion for film and because I wanted to get a good grade. I didn't "train" myself to enjoy anything unappealing in all of that which is the point of this thread.
    Well this is fun isn't it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by glassjester View Post
    Fake it 'til you make it.

    Dance around to it.
    Sing along to it.
    If you play any instruments, play that type of music on them.
    Listen to it with other people who also enjoy it.


    i suspect orchestra members, opera singers, conductors, etc all have pieces they would not chose to play, but learn to like when they have to


    i know i did back when i played

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    Quote Originally Posted by glassjester View Post
    Fake it 'til you make it.

    Dance around to it.
    Sing along to it.
    If you play any instruments, play that type of music on them.
    Listen to it with other people who also enjoy it.


    I've done this with music my wife listens to.
    Then I start to like it more.
    Seriously, if this is the 'strength' of your argument then it really does just amount to nothing. I had to sit through commercial radio all day at work with people who liked Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Take That etc - day after day after day...

    By your 'logic' I should have started to somehow enjoy it but nope, it bored me to tears then and still does now.

    Got anything more?
    Well this is fun isn't it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    i suspect orchestra members, opera singers, conductors, etc all have pieces they would not chose to play, but learn to like when they have to


    i know i did back when i played
    That reminds me, back in high school my wife couldn't stand the Beatles (ridiculous, I know).
    I'd try to get her to listen, all the time. She just didn't find it appealing.
    Then she had to do a whole set of Beatles music for band.

    From then on she started to love them.
    Your "catholic" is showing. - Sozo

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