Taste Unlimited

Not only is there no accounting for taste there is no defending it either.  The liberating winds of personal preference are one of the chief protections from the suffocating arrogance of the herd.  Don’t waste your time explaining or defending your tastes, just enjoy them for what they are; you may be benefiting more from their simple essence than you realize.  In his book The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis puts these words into the mouth of a demon who is trying to engineer the downfall of a man:

The man who truly and disinterestedly enjoys any one thing in the world, for its own sake, and without caring twopence what other people say about it, is by that very fact forearmed against some of our subtlest modes of attack. You should always try to make the patient abandon the people or food he really likes in favor of the ‘best’ people, the ‘right’ food, the ‘important’ books. I have known a human defended from strong temptations to social ambition by a still stronger taste for tripe and onions.”

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