When I became old enough to see something of the world outside my own experience, I made a lot of choices based on what I found beautiful and interesting out in that wider world.
A love of books was a gift from my mother, even though no one in my family ever graduated even from high school. Books opened many doors for me.
My musical taste is more towards popular forms of music, but for many years I had season tickets to the symphony and enjoyed the concerts immensely.
I also enjoy a beautifully executed corner kick and the climb up the Alpe de Huez. :D