It is interesting to me to reflect on what I like and what I dislike. The likes of a person mark him off from others. The likes show whether the person is governed by emotions or not. They also show the inner self. I have many likings and dislikings. These likings and dislikings give me both pleasure and pain. Pleasures do not last long. Soon life becomes dull and boring. Then come pains. My first liking is tea. Tea is my best companion. My likings range from tea to passing time in idleness. I like to read books. All sorts of books can give me pleasure. I pass hours after hours reading books. I am a bit unsocial so. I find that books are to my windows in the outer world. They give me everything. They teach me everything. Books are an indispensable part. To talk to my friends is my another liking. Though I am naturally shy still I like to talk to my favourite friends. Spending hours with them, talking about everything or talking not at all – are the greatest joy of my life. When darkness eclipses my mind, I go and seek my friends. It is not possible to like all the things in the world. I dislike the narrow-minded people. I dislike the intolerable traffic jam, the ever-increasing terrorism, the heavy loss of lives and so on. I also do not want to meet new people or see new faces. Still, I am happy with the troubles I have – I don’t want to enlarge them. My likings and dislikings are all a part and parcel of my life.