You know how we are always ubber busy with no time whatsoever because live is such a royal pain in the bottom and there always that need to get ahead and become the best at what you do? Yes that. I am sure you know that. In no way in hell I am saying that one should not do that. It’s a matter of perspective to begin with and truthfully I am in the above mentioned list, me being the Geek here.
Putting myself in the hobbyist shoes I have realized that work has changed me – whenever you meet old friends, subconsciously you start behaving like that person that you were when you would hang out with them and that gets you this weird feeling – because some of the basis of who you were back in the years where your only problem was just about whether you are going to miss that class or not.
Mark Twain in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” had his awesome take on Work Vs Play defining it simply as “…work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do…
On this logic, after these extreme corporate hours, right deadlines and 16 hour days, stop for a moment, and define what does your body want to do and is not obliged.
This rant is based on this inspiring take in this awesome post on Quartz, titled “If you want to be a better person, find something to do outside of work” on the logic behind hobbies and what these hobbies entail. Read it up. I am not gonna say that it will change your mind, but I will take care of at least a part of it.