@yogthos Hell yes!

I hate how the idea of hobbies has become so disrespected and shamed. That if you aren't making money off of something -- or conversely, mainly spending money ON it -- then it must be dopey and pathetic.

I feel this pretty keenly, as a writer who doesn't feel drawn to make money from the sale of books. There is so much assumption that it's due to untalentedness, or immaturity, or low self-esteem.

No! It's just pleasure.

@yogthos I wonder how much of it is due to poverty or having to work multiple jobs to get by and the tiny amount of free time people have needs to be spent recovering from exhaustion and how much is cultural indoctrination

I have a funny feeling that hobbies would come back if people had the time / money / energy for them

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