Why does anyone like anything?

„Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” – Michelangelo

When it comes to moving the body there seems to be an unlimited variety of ways. For example: as a teenager I liked Skateboarding, but I didn’t like Tennis. I liked cranking my brother’s road bike over the nearby mountains, but I didn’t like playing Soccer (both of these sports were popular in my area). I liked to sometimes run alongside the lake in the rain, but I didn’t like Track & Field in school. I liked climbing from rock to rock at the local waterfall, but I didn’t like Rock Climbing.

Why do I like one thing over the other? And why do so many people like the same things? This makes me wonder… why does anyone like anything?