Hobby in Leisure Makes Your Personality Great

By : Dr. Buddhadeb Ghosh | : 25 November, 2020
Hobby in Leisure Makes Your Personality Great

Hobby in Leisure Makes Your Personality Great

 A hobby makes a man or woman complete. It makes life interesting. Hobby augments your ability to ignore bad moments, bad people, bad surroundings. All great men of human history have had dedicated hobbies, this or that. So, Hobby in Leisure Makes Your Personality Great. Some such widely accepted hobbies are: Reading, Writing, Gardening, Music, Art & Painting, Angling, Exercise & Yoga, Paragliding, Camping, Walking, Traveling, Photography, Cycling, Trekking, Cooking, Stamp Collecting, Embroidery & Knitting, Social Work and many more depending on time, space and your ability.

What is a Hobby?

 In the simplest language, the pursuit of a hobby is what we do in our leisure time, pastime, vacant time beyond formal working hours. It is not directly related to our earning but it enhances our overall wisdom, mental freedom and humanity. Greatest philosophers and historians in different time periods of human history have elaborated that what constitutes the essence of civilization is developed by great minds in their leisure time as a game. It is basically impersonal. Essentially, hobby is recreation, relaxation, energization. In the oldest record of the great Indian Epic, there was the practice of kite flying as a popular game in the Gujarat region. When Greek was in its glory, many great philosophers explained that hobbies give a high level of neutral, impersonal satisfaction without harming others. In many countries, some forms of hobbies are prevalent. The pursuit of good hobby lifts your humanity to the sublime level. It creates a divine spirit within you. It makes you more productive in your professional job as you will not suffer from fatigue like other people.

The hobby is all the more important in the 21st century

 People with lesser wisdom think of hobbies as somewhat childish or trivial. In modern times, when life has become extremely complex and working hours highly intense, the pursuit of hobbies can make you satisfied and relaxed. Any person can pursue any “interest”, called “hobby” depending on her/his orientation and scope. There is no doubt that widespread publication of books and magazines, and the availability of free Internet have encouraged worthwhile hobbies. Modern industries and free trade have made materials used in hobbies cheaply available everywhere. This has enabled students to pick up the right kind of interests and hobbies.

 As rightly observed by a great British Indian author, George Orwell, "Another English characteristic which is so much a part of us that we barely notice it … is the addiction to hobbies and spare-time occupations, the privateness of English life. We are a nation of flower-lovers, but also a nation of stamp-collectors, pigeon-fanciers, amateur carpenters, coupon-snippers, darts-players, crossword-puzzle fans."

Hobby & the Greatest Men of History

 Hobby produces feelings of satisfaction with something that looks very much like some form of work pursuit but that is done for its own sake, not for earning. There is nothing more energizing and satisfying than a hobby. It is, of course, a sort of pleasure, but not certain “sense pleasure”, which is energy consuming, immoral and addictive, not impersonal. So, hobby is the impersonal pursuit of leisure for bettering your wellbeing and relaxation. Remember that the greatest scientist Albert Einstein could not ever be found without his Violin, although needless to say that music was not his profession.

 You should know the greatest book on this topic in modern period written by no other person than one of the greatest philosophers (and Nobel Laureate) of the 20th century, Bertrand Russell, who was a logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, psycho-analyst and many things more. His classic in this field is “In Praise of Idleness”, George Allen & Unwin, UK, could not be replaced even after many decades. Precisely, the title suggests everything. Russell has also written another timeless classic, “The Conquest of Happiness”, in the same vein. This is one of the all-time greatest books ever written on Earth.

 We shall discuss in detail about both of these books and many things more in the course of time. If readers need, we can provide the links of these books which are freely available now.

Some of the Most Popular Hobbies

 Let us now mention some of the popular hobbies with some stock photos. You can pick up the one that suits you well. We shall discuss in detail each of these hobbies later.

Reading, Writing, Gardening, Music, Art & Painting, Angling, Exercise & Yoga, Paragliding, Camping, Walking, Traveling, Photography, Cycling, Trekking, Cooking, Stamp collecting, Embroidery & Knitting, Social Work etc.

About the author:

Dr. Buddhadeb Ghosh
Dr. Buddhadeb Ghosh
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Buddhadeb completed his Ph. D. in Social Science, taught is two institutes of national...

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