Acquiring tastes is something we do throughout our entire life, whether cultivating habits, acquiring tastes for foods, drinks, relationships, movement patterns or concepts, and many other things.
It usually starts with something we could do without, we have no need for it and we ask ourselves, should we pick that up? In case we decided to go for it and succeed, it can become part of our daily routine, the way we look at life and the way we conceive of ourselves, to a point where we might not be able to imagine life without it.
People grow in different ways and directions, everyone has his own interest, some people think ahead and plan how they would like to become, and pick up their habits according to that road map, other might pick up habits at random, or following certain people and adopting their choices.
Sometimes we pick up a habit, and later down the road we realize that this habit didn't take us in the direction we wanted initially to go, the habit was a mistake, but now we have an attachment to this habit and sometimes it's hard to give those habits up, even when we know it is working against us.
Some people have different awareness in this regard, some can isolate the wrong pattern and work out a way to grow out of it, while others might seek some guidance, someone who can help them through the growing pains. Some people develop greater attachment to those old ways, many times greater attachment then they have for their original purpose. When that happens they end up developing in the wrong direction, feeling unfulfilled.
As someone who helps people cultivate new ways, it isn't always easy to understand someone's road, and put him back on it, or help them develop and acquire new ways, many times people resist those new ways, only to like them later, and understand what they have prevented from themselves.
Many times it takes lots of patience, repetition, and the building of trust, to get someone to develop these new patterns. And when thinking about it, it is good for these patterns to be examined in that way, as it could be a very long term commitment.
It is something we all do, but it's good to think about it sometimes.