Its easy to get bogged down in the minutia of modern life, with all of its trappings and frivolities. Have your hobbies devolved into watching terrible television and viewing movies that have about as much substance as a grain of puffed rice?
If that doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, we don’t know what will. Lucky for you there are thousands of hobbies out there that can expand your knowledge and make your leisure time valuable.
Oh, we know what you’re thinking, “that sounds boring!” Apologies, but hear us out before you trot back to your couch and start watching whatever Friday the 13th movie they’ve released direct to DVD these days.
Why watch a franchise that should have been history ages ago, when you can catalog and collect history in your own home? We’re sure that there’s been a time that you’ve found a strange coin in your change, or you’ve happened upon one when going through something older in your parent’s house. Plus, you could use this as a segue into another hobby like metal detecting!
What better way to assert your dominance over nature than to take a dead tree, shape it using your hands and human made tools, and turn it into a tasteful footstool that you can use to rest your tired feet after spending all day creating it in the first place?
Sure, you’ll need to invest in some tools, but a proper household should start stockpiling tools anyway. You never know when your kid will sprain his arm and a miter saw will be necessary for some reason after all!
After all, if you’re going to emulate someone on television, wouldn’t you rather be a Ron Swanson than a Honey Boo Boo?
OK, perhaps reading is a little general, what we mean is reading books or something valuable on the web if you must, not reading clickbait about which Jennerdashian is causing a scene this week.
A quality home should have a quality bookshelf, preferably with good books that engage the mind rather than engage the reptilian brain stem that smut like The National Enquirer courts. Hopefully, with reading as one of your hobbies, you can expand your horizons!