“Pursuing a hobby is the rich peoples’ business”
Well, that’s what every middle-class parent in India think. They think that hobbies are a waste of their child’s precious time and their hard-earned money. Parents wish for their child to have only one hobby i.e studying. As that hobby will land them a good job and provide them with bread and butter for the family.
We often hear many success stories of people where their hobbies paved their way to success and took them from rags to riches.
An entrepreneur from Chicago turned his gardening hobby into a multi-dollar business and another female entrepreneur turned her hobby of sewing pillows into million dollar business idea.
It is not necessary to have a hobby which keeps our pocket full. It is completely fine if someone doesn’t earn any money from it, but what’s more important is that it should feed your soul.
A hobby is something people do when they are not working. It is something they do for themselves, not for the society, or for money, or for any other constraints humanity has imposed on them. It could be something as small as collecting stamps or as big as making expensive jewelry. No matter, how big or small, a hobby is the “passion for life”.
Apart from the spiritual soothing, it is also good for mental health. It is a great way to relieve stress and do something productive and creative in the leisure time.
Socially, it is a boon for the ‘socially awkward’ people as it is a verified way to meet new people sharing the same passion.
Economically, having a hobby doesn’t hurt the wallet. For eg, if someone has a passion for painting, then he never needs to buy a painting from the market, instead, he can do it himself.
So, all in all, a hobby is not pointless at all. Now, is it?