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Why do we have favorite things?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Munjibunga, Dec 1, 2013.


  1. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
    Disclosures:
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    My teenage daughter came up with this question tonight. Why do we have a favorite color or a favorite animal or things of that sort? When it comes to things like basses and cars, there are plenty of reasons why one or the other might be your favorite, but what about less tangible things like color or a song?
     
  2. Dale D Dilly

    Dale D Dilly Monster

    Jul 1, 2008
    I think it just gives us a way to define ourselves. Having a favorite color is just like having an intangible personality trait.

    having favorite cultural texts like songs or fashion styles also allows us to identify with specific groups, which is very useful when meeting new people.
     
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  4. My favorite color is purple. Not sure why. Liked it ever since I was a kid.
     
  5. Dale D Dilly

    Dale D Dilly Monster

    Jul 1, 2008
    Also my favorite color. Purple is awesome.
     
  6. Milk

    Milk

    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    You mean like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens or bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens? Or like brown paper packages tied up with strings? Cause personally, these are a few of my favorite things. Also in no order, cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels, doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles, wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings. These are just more of my favorite things. Oh and i almost forgot, girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes, silver white winters that melt into springs. Yep. These are definitely most of my favorite things.
     
  7. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Nov 18, 2005
    My favorite letter is A

    Don't know why .

    When doodling I've found myself drawing different variations of it over and over , enough to cover an entire piece of paper .

    I've always found that a bit odd.

    I wonder if favorite things have to do somewhat with , amongst other emotions ,familiarity ,security and sense of well being .
     
  8. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    I hear ya bro. When the dog bites or the bee stings, or when I'm feeling sad, just thinking of a few of those is enough to stop me feeling so bad.
     
  9. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Important people have preferences because their satisfaction is valued. I want to be important, therefore, I need to have preferences too.
     
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
    Disclosures:
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    It looks especially nice at the top of a term paper.
     
  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
    Disclosures:
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I prefer the CN212.
     
  12. PAC

    PAC Banned

    Nov 22, 2013
    For some reason I can't explain I have always been attracted to flakes. I have always found most of these people to be extremely intriguing. However, early on I learned to just watch from afar. I really don't prefer these people, but I feel an attraction.

    Paul

    :help:
     
  13. knumbskull

    knumbskull

    Jul 28, 2007
    UK
    Emotional impulses based on our experience of the world.

    I like the number 8.
     
  14. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    I like this answer.

    I think that most of the time, something becomes a favorite of yours just because it hits you right. It not always a societal or cultural thing; not everything can be explained.
     
  15. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck but some people call me Kenny Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    I think as far as colors go, we have a favorite because as a young child it was associated with a favorable item or event. We may not remember said item or event, but the subconscious bring us back to that warm fuzzy feeling.

    If anyone is keeping track I like orange, but for most things I buy I'll pick black if given an option.
     
  16. PAC

    PAC Banned

    Nov 22, 2013
    I like it better upside down. 8 See what I did there?

    Paul

    :bag:
     
  17. iamdenialNJ

    iamdenialNJ Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    Chino Hills, CA
    The feeling of being 'on the road' is one of my favorites. Sometimes I get this feeling just driving to the grocery store.

    Hand written notes too..
     



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