Category Archives: Misc

The Assumption that “I don’t like X” means “I haven’t experienced enough X”

Advocates of X often claim, and almost as often with no merit, that a detractor of X hasn’t experienced X enough or they would naturally enjoy it as much as the advocate. This is a naive worldview to subscribe to, as it pretends that there are not differing tastes in things (art, tools, etc) to account for such a discrepancy.

“Well the only reason this person doesn’t like ‘X’ is because he did not use it long enough for Stockholm Syndrome to set in.” — Eric James Michael Ritz