Our favourites are our favourites for a reason. They tickle us in ways nothing else does, and they appeal to our sensibilities on a deep base level. Sometimes, it takes us years to find our personal top choices, while other times we stumble across them without ever trying.

As creatures of habit, we tend to stick to that which we love, turning to them whenever we need a moment of respite. We hope to recapture the feelings we had the first time we experienced something, to reclaim that magic spark in some way, shape or form.

This can cause a problem with fatigue over time, and this is the issue we want to look at today.

We are creatures of habit but we are also animals of growth, evolution, and change. That which we love today might not hold quite the fascination tomorrow, though understanding or recognising this can be difficult.

Striving to define ourselves can mean categorising our likes and dislikes, our loves and hates, into distinct collections. As we learn more, mature, or gain a wider view of the world and how it works, we need to understand that it is only natural that our tastes can change.

Because of this, it can be a great idea to broaden how you look at your older favourites, and to experience new things. We’re not necessarily talking about adopting a complete change of path, rather just looking at a close cousin of that which you love.

There is an enormous quantity of possible avenues here, depending on what it is that you love. Cinephiles, of modern monster movies, for example, might try out catching a few classics instead of just keeping up with the most recent releases.

This could also apply to gaming, where players could easily diversify what they want from the classic to the modern, or vice versa. Classic gaming enthusiasts might consider trying the world of online slots, for example, of which there are hundreds of examples over a broad selection of themes to test the waters, to gain a greater appreciation of what is available.

Even if you don’t end up changing what you class at the top of your personal list, there exists other benefits, most notably that of context. If you take into account the greater shape of your favourite pursuit, you can better understand where it stands in history, and from where you derive your love.

You might better learn what it is that you love about something, where those aspects evolved, and the directions they might travel in the future. If you end up finding something new then great, if not, then you can solidify the appreciation you already have.

Of course, this means that trying something new is not going to be a one-time event. We should always strive to grow as people and while our basic loves often remain the same, valuing another perspective is always important.

The world and its art and entertainment move forever forward and, if we engage in this, if we open ourselves up to the opportunities of the different, then we better allow ourselves to grow.