Everyone has favorites, be it a favorite football team, favorite food, favorite car, favorite place to visit, or favorite television show. People naturally have things in their life that they prefer over other things.
These opinions can be based upon many different possibilities, depending on past experiences and values.
I've come to realize, however, that I have very few favorite things. Recently I was talking to a friend of mine, and it came to my attention that I don't believe I actually have a favorite food, which I actually think is something that everyone should have! There are foods that I would rather eat over other foods (for example I detest tomatoes), but there is no food of meal that I feel I could eat every single day for the rest of my life without becoming tired of it.
So anyway, I was discussing favorites with my friend and I realized that I have very few favorite things, no favorite color, person, etc. (see list in first sentence for more favorites which I do not have).
I question why I don't have any strong opinions on these things. Was it my upbringing that caused me to be so un-opinionated?
I do have an older sister who can have some very strong opinions on certain subjects, so I feel that as we were growing up as children her opinions could sometimes become mine, but I find it hard to believe that now, as an adult, I would still lack the capabilities of creating strong opinions for myself. Maybe being raised with her strong will and ideas stopped my "opinionatedness" from developing?
I try to decide favorites, but sometimes it can be hard to do because I have a pretty easy going personality and it is simple for me to see the "pros" in many things.
What are your ideas about favorites?
How are they formed?
What are some of your favorite things?
Thanks for reading, peace.