Things You Liked As A Kid But Don't As An Adult (And Vice Versa)

I'll start:

Things I Liked As A Kid But Don't As An Adult?:
Tom Petty (and The Heart-breakers).
-I USED to LOVE his music, I still own most of his discography.
But...as time went on...eh. Not even his 'Greatest Hits' albums get any play from me.

Things I Like As An Adult But Don't As A Kid?
Marylin Manson.
-It wasn't until about two years ago that I started to really dig his music, even the later stuff. His whole 'shock rock' thing kind of bored me as a teen.
I saw him as a rock version of Slim Shady, which wasn't a compliment.
It's a shame to, because, now, I would have LOVED to have seen him live.

As a kid I loved big epic fights, action set pieces, and explosions. In equal measure I hated talkie scenes and slow, breathing moments.

I would zone out through most of my favorite shows as a kid and zone back in when the action starts.

As an adult, I'm literally the opposite. Action set pieces that drag on too long quickly lose my interest, and I'm much more engaged by instances of dialogue and character motivation.

Hmm, oddly enough I can only really think of one example and I think its more hypothetical then anything since this show wasn't on when I was a kid.

I don't think I would like MLP when I was a kid. Well... I have a feeling I would be one of those idiots who just hated on it to hate on it without actually having have watched it, depending what age I was when it came out. Love it as an adult, its great and if you think otherwise you are wrong.

Well, for a classic example, I hated broccoli as a kid, and now it's one of my go-to vegetables. My historical aversion to it stemed in part from the fact that I wasn't exactly punctual about dinner as a child, which tended to result in the broccoli getting overcooked. Much like with brussel sprouts, overcooking broccoli tends to make it considerably less appetizing.

Certain anime movies like Digimon and Pokemon the First Movie I liked as a kid... But looking back they're not very good. Then again, I was more interested in the giant monster fights...

The former was actually three movies stitched together and made to connect when they had little to do with each other.

The latter... had plot holes up the wazoo, and not just the English version either...

As an adult, I've be c one bit more tolerant of tomatoes. For some reason, I never liked eating actual tomatoes despite my love of ketchup, tomato sauce and tomato soup. I'm not quite a fan, but I'm a bit more tolerant of them.

I didn't like spaghetti sauce as a kid. Tried it as an adult cause I didn't wanna look like that guy at a friend's place and it was like god ascended on my plate

Wow... my tastes haven't really changed that much. I really thought this would be easier. I can really only think of the completely obvious, like toys. As a very young kid I liked toys and action figures and model cars... and I don't anymore. Booze, I like it now but wasn't allowed to drink it as a kid. And that's all I can think of. I had good taste as a kid I guess.

Fashion maybe. I wore 90's cloths as a kid and rocked a permed mullet and now wouldn't be caught dead with the Tennessee mudflap or parachute pants. I don't see how any of that's different than most adults. I went all "goth" in high school, and realized exactly how lame and stupid that was pretty shortly afterwards. But who doesn't get caught up in trends, especially when they are as impressionable as kids.

Heh, I actually used to like Marylin Manson as a teen (also Placebo), but now I look back on it with an embarrassed headshake.

I also used to love Aliens and not care much for Alien, which has completely 180'd.

I loved candies when I was a kid.But not now.Just seems like wasted calories to me.I hated mushrooms,cheese and sweet potato when I was a kid.Now I like it. Now I learned to appreciate home cooked food more than junk food.I hated some fruits like avocados and dates.Now I love them. Some shows like documentaries used to be boring when I was a kid,now it is fun.As a child,I hated to be alone.But now I crave for quality time with myself.

I was really into cartoon like Transformers G1, Thundercats, He-Man and GI Joe when I was a kid. Now I find them nearly unwatchable. Others I sort of liked back then, but like much more now, such as Batman The Animated Series, Animaniacs or Freakazoid. I'm also pretty sure young me wouldn't have cared much for Batman Brave and the Bold, but adult me enjoys it for the cheesy lighthearted romp it is.

I really didn't like parmesan cheese as a kid. Now I love the stuff.

I was really into metal as a teen, starting with bands like Korn, Slipknot and Rammstein in my early teens and moving onto Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Pantera, Sepultura and a whole bunch of other bands, while hating everything to do with pop music and electronic music.

Nowadays, I'm more of the opinion that there is no such thing as a bad genre of music. Only bad songs and bad artists. Pop, Rock, Country, Jazz, Funk, EDM, Drum&Bass, Electro, Classical, whatever. Doesn't matter, I believe you're bound to find something you like if only you take the time to look.

I think it might have had something to do with starting to play music myself in my late late teens and trying to play songs from all kinds of genres, learning to appreciate and look at them in a different light from before.

Dolphins. Complete fucking arseholes. Used to like them as a kid, then one kept tipping me off my waveski and tried to fucking kill me.

Japanese animation. I watched The Fist of the North Star at a friend's house when I was around 13 and LOVED it, then came The Guyver, Project: A-ko, Record of Lodoss War, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Vampire Hunter D, etc.; I was hooked for the longest. But I guess I outgrew it all? I still like the classics, but nothing new or even relatively recent has managed to reignite the intense interest I had in my teenage years. I did watch the first season of Attack on Titan, and there was a slight spark for a second, but once the protagonist turned into a titan and all that shit, I was immediately "meh."

Not so much when as I was a kid, but when I was a teenager, but Duke Nukem. I used to be huge into Duke Nukem 3D when I was in High School, but looking at that crude misogynistic humor now all I feel is disgust.
Also Beavis and Butthead. Can't believe I ever found those 2 morons funny.

Xprimentyl:
Japanese animation. I watched The Fist of the North Star at a friend?s house when I was around 13 and LOVED it, then came The Guyver, Project: A-ko, Record of Lodoss War, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Vampire Hunter D, etc.; I was hooked for the longest. But I guess I outgrew it all? I still like the classics, but nothing new or even relatively recent has managed to reignite the intense interest I had in my teenage years. I did watch the first season of Attack on Titan, and there was a slight spark for a second, but once the protagonist turned into a titan and all that shit, I was immediately ?meh.?

OH MY GOD GET OUT OF MY MIIIIIND-

I mean, yes. Yes to what you have written here. Only difference was I started with Robotech while it was on TV in the late eighties, and missed Fist Of The North Star entirely. In fact, I really never thought of myself as a 'true' anime fan- these all felt to me like low hanging fruit- easy to devour for anyone.

As a kid, pretty much certain 80's and 90's films and films like
Adventure in Dinosaur City.
Linkin Park (well ok I was in my teen but whatever, I just cring that I used to liked them!)
Kindergarden Cop.

As an adult-
Tea.
Forrest Gump (as a kid I found it boring and not understand it properly)
Those extreme rollacosta rides.
Certain junks food like Pizza and Burger (what? I was a very PICKY when it come to food as a kid).
Very surgary foods like poptarts. I don't hate them now per say, just that my teeth no longer can handle the sugar (ironic that when I was a kid, I did had to go to the dentest for said eating too much sugar).

As an individual under the age of 18 (or 21 in some circumstances), I used to adore long walks on the beach, smooth jazz and fine dining.

However, as an individual above the age of 18 (or 21 in some circumstances), I no longer enjoy long walks on the beach. I hate sand. It's coarse and rough and irratating and it gets everywhere.

As a kid:

Star Wars. Gods, I loved Star Wars. Now I kind of hate it. Episodes 4, 5, and Rogue One are still fun to watch, though.

Candy. I still like chocolate and toffee, but fruit flavored sugar sticks, not so much.

As an adult:

Beer. Gods, I love beer. Dark beer, light beer. Bitters, lagers. None of those fucking IPAs though, those things are awful.

Sleep. I used to view it as almost punishment. Now, it's the best part of my day.

Heavy metal. Honestly, I think I just didn't have enough exposure to the genre. Now it's basically all I listen to. Than and classical.

Bananas and almonds. Loved them when I was a kid; can't really stand them as an adult.

balladbird:
As a kid I loved big epic fights, action set pieces, and explosions. In equal measure I hated talkie scenes and slow, breathing moments.

I would zone out through most of my favorite shows as a kid and zone back in when the action starts.

As an adult, I?m literally the opposite. Action set pieces that drag on too long quickly lose my interest, and I?m much more engaged by instances of dialogue and character motivation.

Pretty much this for me.

Surprisingly though, a lot of the stuff I liked as a kid transferred over easily to my adulthood. For example, in movies, Titan A.E. Loved it as a teen and still love it now as a mature adult, appreciating what and how many original and awesome ideas it had and also taking old ideas and combining them in new cool ways. My father was a big sci-fi reader back in the day. Like, a ton of fantasy and sci-fi books. And even he can't tell me a single story that's fully like that movie.

Th3Ch33s3Cak3:
As an individual under the age of 18 (or 21 in some circumstances), I used to adore long walks on the beach, smooth jazz and fine dining.

However, as an individual above the age of 18 (or 21 in some circumstances), I no longer enjoy long walks on the beach. I hate sand. It's coarse and rough and irratating and it gets everywhere.

GTFO, sand. You are the worst.

Used to love Star Wars, now at best, I tolerate it. Used to like TNG but then I found DS9 and Babylon 5. TNG wont get watched again.

Used to hate vegemite, now I think its pretty good. Opposite for Chocolate and red meat.

I've been pretty damn consistent I must say, even at the current age of 35 I like most things I did as a kid.

Chocolate milk, pizza, spicy Chinese food, fighting games, driving games, Slayer and Anthrax, martial arts. If anything, I just like more different stuff than before while my interests broaden. Yes I do some things a bit less because I've overkilled them, but that doesn't mean I don't like them anymore. I played drums since I was 5 and still have a set I bash on few times a week after work.

I've gotten into so much more, even if they are just dabbled in a bit: skateboarding, drifting, guitar, karate, kick boxing, mountain biking, sim gaming, airsoft, and now the most recent at almost mid-life crisis point - riding motorcycles. Sooooo...probably still just a kid I guess. Is that a bad thing?

I finally like coffee, ravioli, Jules Verne, the manga Akira, P.G. Wodehouse and Earl Grey tea.

I pretty much never stop liking things. The only exception would be watching the washing machine at work. I did that when I was about five or six. I still remember it.
Oh, and I can't stand many Swedish dubs of kids' shows anymore, now that I've learned to notice how they use the same six voice actors for basically every character in every cartoon. It's even worse than it sounds. You can actually tell that Reed Richards and Spongebob Squarepants are the same voice actor.

As a kid/teen I used to be all about metal. Almost exclusively. I didn't even know half of the band names, I just listened to them because it was metal.

Indeed today I still enjoy metal, but I've opened my tastes and mind to a vastly larger world of music. Today there isn't a genre I won't listen to if I like the music they're playing.

Other than that, same old shit. Perhaps I enjoy sweet things a lot less because they can actually make me feel nauseous (particularly candy and pastries)

Things I liked as a kid but don't any more:
-Pokemon anime - I LOVED it as a kid. Didn't matter if it was a rerun, I'd always watch it when it came on TV. These days I can't really stand watching it any more. The games are still fun though.
-Counter Strike 1.6 - It used to be my main game when I was 15~18. I'd play it for 4~5 hours straight every single day. These days I barely touch any FPS, let alone CS.

Food I used to hate but like now: (since I can't think of other things but food items for this at the moment.)
-Broccoli - I used to hate the stuff. But these days I even like it plain every now and then.
-Tomatoes in any dish - Used to disgust me. These days I like eating them or including them in some dishes.
-Mushrooms - I used to hate the texture. I learned how to prepare them the way I do like them though and now it's the main ingredient for a sauce for a dish I really like.

Liked as a kid:
Nirvana - I cannot listen to any of their songs anymore. After Kurt died, the radio stations would not fucking STOP playing his shit, and it's now to the point, decades later, I still can't stand any of it. Plus I think it's a bit overhyped than it really merits.

Harder metal music in general: For me at least, music is very emotionally charged, and based on my overall mood/temperament. As a teenager, while not a huge metal fan, I did enjoy a lot of harder music, like TOOL's album OPIATE. And I just can't really listen to a lot of those albums anymore. The mindset they remind me, I'm so far divorced from at this point in my life, it feels strange. It's an unpleasant nostalgia, that I just really don't care to indulge much anymore. Thankfully, a lot of the bands that I loved back then, like TOOL, have also grown and evolved as a band, so I can continue to enjoy them, by listening to their newer music.

Like as an adult:
Pop music. At least some of it. As a kid, I would avoid a good bit of the pop radio stuff, but as a guy in my 40's, I genuinely enjoy stuff like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, some Jpop and Kpop (though very little of that). I just don't give a shit anymore, and if the song is fun and improves my mood, I don't really give a shit who sings it.

There's probably some other stuff if I sat for a long time and just thought about it, but I don't feel like doing that, so this is what you get.

I couldn't stand Westerns as a kid, but as an adult I have an appreciation for the good ones.

As a kid I always found them boring in terms of action. No explosions, lame slow guns, etc.

As an adult with a knowledge of history, ballistics, firearms manufacturing, etc. I have a much greater understanding of how old west gunfights went and exactly how the gunplay worked and why it's portrayed the way it is.

Wild West duels where two guys stand there wiggling their fingers and twitching look silly until you learn that dueling was actually illegal, and what the gunfighters are trying to do is psyche each other out and trying to make their opponent draw their gun first so that they can legally shoot them in "self-defense."

Watching old Samurai movies that were then adapted into Spaghetti westerns also didn't hurt, and neither did playing Red Dead Redemption.

There's lots of things I now like less as an adult (or sometimes more) as my tastes have changed (using examples from this thread, Pokemon and Digimon waned in interest for me over the years), but as far as actual 180s go:

Things I Liked as a Kid but Don't as an Adult

-Dragonball Z. Loved this as a kid, tuned in every morning that I could, eager to see some evil doer get beaten up...or watch an episode of filler. One or the other. However, as an adult, there's something about DBZ that bothers me conceptually. Well, two things actually. One is a bit more benign, just the approach that to overcome any obstacle, one simply has to get more powerful - Goku trains to beat Vegeta, becomes a super saiyan (which is now meaningless since they're everywhere now as far as I can tell), Gohan has to beat Cell, etc. I'd argue that better writing would have protagonists at a set level, and overcome obstacles through more creative means than beating the hell out of them.

The second thing is that there seems to be a scenario where either you're a saiyan, or you're useless. I don't think this is intentional, but it's kind of a disturbing view on the world, that what you can achieve is entirely down to biology. I mean, if you were born a human in the DBZ world, and wanted to help protect your world against the arseholes that keep coming to it...well, don't bother, because no matter how hard you train, you'll never, ever, be on the level of someone who happened to be born in the right species.

-Family Guy: When I first saw Family Guy, I loved it. I saw it as an even more comedic version of The Simpsons, a more 'edgy' version if you will. Now? I hate it. Absolutely hate it. How much this is down to the show versus me maturing is debatable, but in later episodes, I hated the gross-out humor, hated the cutaway gags, hated how mean spirited it had become, etc. I mean, speaking of the Simpsons, I lost interest in it in the same way many others did, but that isn't a 180 in the same way Family Guy is for me.

-Candy (still like chocolate and ice-cream, but candy isn't really my thing anymore. Just makes me thirsty. Y'know, the snakes, gummi bears, etc.)

Things I Didn't Like as a Kid but Do as an Adult

-The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (probably told this story here a dozen times, so I won't bore you)

-Sushi (love it as an adult, hated it as a kid)

Bit of Both

-The Chronicles of Narnia (I like books 1-6 more as an adult since I can better appreciate their themes, but dislike Book 7 much, MUCH more for the same reason. Also doesn't help that they're still children's books, with a writing level to match)

Hawki:

The second thing is that there seems to be a scenario where either you're a saiyan, or you're useless. I don't think this is intentional, but it's kind of a disturbing view on the world, that what you can achieve is entirely down to biology. I mean, if you were born a human in the DBZ world, and wanted to help protect your world against the arseholes that keep coming to it...well, don't bother, because no matter how hard you train, you'll never, ever, be on the level of someone who happened to be born in the right species.

This was always my problem with DBZ as well. Krillin is basically the strongest human who has ever lived. He manages to fight and even do some decent damage to Frieza, but the show treats him as utterly useless because unlike the Saiyans, getting nearly killed doesn't automatically shoot up his power level.

My Chemical Romance. I don't know, some of it is still ok, but for most part, just noooo.

Anime. I don't know what it is about it now. I just can't really stomach a lot of it. I guess it's because whenever I try and branch out to it, I just end up bored and realise that for most part, I know where the story is going to go. I understand there are a few exceptions, but jesus christ I just can't do it anymore D:

I was obsessed with Yu-Gi-Oh! as a kid. Whenever I miss a episode of the show, went into a tantrum. As I got older, I thought that the show is plain silly.

Superman. I used to love his movies in my childhood; but nowadays I hate them (specially Man of Steel and Batman v Superman).

Rogue-likes. I used to hate them as a kid; but nowadays I like them (specially FTL and The Crypt of the Necrodancer).

CaitSeith:
Superman. I used to love his movies in my childhood; but nowadays I hate them (specially Man of Steel and Batman v Superman).

I don't even like the older Reeves ones anymore.

I forgot to add that Baulders Gate 1 and System Shock I would no longer class as good. (BG2 is still good)

Hawki:

The second thing is that there seems to be a scenario where either you're a saiyan, or you're useless. I don't think this is intentional, but it's kind of a disturbing view on the world, that what you can achieve is entirely down to biology. I mean, if you were born a human in the DBZ world, and wanted to help protect your world against the arseholes that keep coming to it...well, don't bother, because no matter how hard you train, you'll never, ever, be on the level of someone who happened to be born in the right species.

Then again you can boost your power level if you become a cyborg just ask 17

OP I now prefer animated fight scenes where strategy is used instead of who make the biggest explosions.

 

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