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Bring Back The Hobby

CJ Chilvers
CJ Chilvers

Stephenie Buck writes in Our Parents Discovered Leisure. We Killed It:

"For many of us, the hobby is dead. Our work lives have merged with our free time, and hobbies are now often indistinguishable from second jobs. In a culture obsessed with productivity, the hobby has become the next venture."

Leisure is "the basis of culture" and where creative and fulfilling ideas are born. Approaching creative work first (and maybe for life) as a hobby sounds a lot better to me than turning it into a job. The "side hustle" might have to die for the for the hobby if we want to really improve our lives and our art. Are we courageous enough not to try to monetize everything we enjoy doing?