Can we teach an old dog new tricks?
Human beings may be creatures of habit, but it’s adaptability that lets civilisation develop. So how can we keep our minds open to fresh ideas?
Our ‘Fight Taste Freeze’ project aims to find ways to help people keep trying new things and stay young at heart.
Research from Spotify shows us that our tastes in music rarely change after the age of 33. So if Heavy Metal isn’t your thing by the time you hit 40, it’s not likely to make your playlist.
Perhaps you’re a takeaway-holic and haven’t seen the inside of your kitchen since you moved into your flat? Or maybe you fancy yourself a bit of a chef but keep making the same six dishes every week and want to change things up.
As humans, we tend to stick to the same hobbies, foods, music and can find change difficult. Yet, the saying goes, variety is the spice of life.
So how can we learn from others who have successfully shifted perceptions and behaviour in a positive way, and put it into practice?