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Question #54994 posted on 12/17/2009 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board

why do you think people that are raised in the same family and backround can have completely differnt tast in food, music etc.. and also this can be doctrinal question so id like your thoughts from that perspective.

foodforfun

A: Dear foodforfun,

Well, doctrinally, we believe that we existed before we were born; we had personalities and tastes back in the previous estate which carry into this life. Some habits and tastes are learned (these are usually the ones family members have in common) and some are just inherent parts of our personalities.

In addition, even as family members we are all individuals and choose which preferences and interests of others we accept and incorporate; in other words, just because someone in our family likes something doesn't mean we will automatically like it. Plus, children may purposefully choose music, clothing styles, etc. that are different from their siblings' or their parents' tastes as a sign of individuality and/or rebelliousness.

Full to bursting with love,
Queen Alice