As we all progress in life many things changes. Everything from our selections of foods to our selection of art and music. When we were a teen our idea of art was poster on the wall perhaps the singer of your favorite song or a poster of the your favorite star in the garbs from their latest movie. As we grew older we look for a Pablo Picasso, Paul Cézanne, or Von Gogh to decorate the walls. Not that we found one but there was no harm in looking. We make an effort to educate ourselves and learned about the Impressionists, Art Deco, and Surrealism and many other forms of classic and contemporary art.
The dish above, it would take a catastrophic event short of starvation to get the average child or teenager to eat it. They would prefer a Mickey D’s fish sandwich over an overly expensive meal such as the one above. As we age our taste buds matures and changes, so does our selection of foods.
The same changes occurs in selecting reading materials. How many five year old have anyone seen reading the “The Wall Street Journal”? I’m not talking a junior Einstein. I’m talking regular kids. They don’t because it doesn’t interest them. I remember my parents used to take out the comedic selection of the newspaper and hand to us children when I was a child and kept the rest for their own readership. I loved the cartoon strip called Cathy as a teenager. But by the time I entered college I still read it occasionally but not as often for my reading selection was also changing.
I would life is the largest contributor to the change of reading material in adulthood. Maybe I’m wrong. But many of us still hold on to some of our childhood favorites and perhaps that’s a good thing to never let the child in you die. To stay young at heart.