of one's own appetites, desires, or whims
Like some gather teacups, or guns, or cars, or rare coins, I collect words. They're a lot less expensive than most collectibles, so my attic's full of them; my basement too.
Loving a child doesn't mean
giving in to all his whims;
to love him is to bring out
the best in him,
to teach him to love what is difficult.
~ Nadia Boulanger