Originally Posted by CPW
Being somewhat cynical and having read all the suggestions proposed to convince OhTom's wife to "change her attitude" and to embrace RVing, I have to wonder if the OP's wife were trying to get him to take up knitting and joyfully go to knitting classes (or in other words, do something in which he likely has no interest), how many members here would have forwarded suggestions to get him to "ease" into the knitting lifestyle, with the hope or intention of him ultimately embracing it and becoming an avid knitter. George W. Bush often stated he didn't like broccoli. Would taking him to a broccoli patch or convincing him to sample a small portion lead him to change his mind? The OP will not change his spouse's opinion; any change will have to come from her. It sounds to me that she is rather adamant about her feelings.
This describes us. My wife and I have lots and lots of different activities that the other does not have interest in doing. I have interest in what she does, just no interest in doing it myself. We also have a lot of interests that we share, and fortunately one of them is camping.
Oh, and I loves me some broccoli. Well actually, I love all food.
Originally Posted by Bob Miller
I avoided Chinese food until I was almost 35, after finally trying some I am now a Chinese food junkie.
I am pretty much the opposite. When younger I used to love gorging on Chinese food, but as I aged and learned both all the bad stuff that goes in some of it, and how great other well prepared foods taste, I now eat it way less than I did before, just a couple times a year.
But your point is right on, we need to constantly try new things, even things we once did not care for. Our tastes, in food and everything else in life, change. I am willing to give just about anything a try (twice) to see how a respond to the experience, rather than just relying on my perception of it.