The need for a person to have hobbies

There is an old English adage which goes like, 'All work and no play, turns Jack into a dull boy'. But when a person grows up to a certain age group, play for him need not be some specific sport or a strenuous activity. When people mention 'play', they refer to something that people would love to invest their precious hours, efforts, enthusiasm and intellect into, to achieve a skill which though would not give him any external incentives, will surely give him a sense of satisfaction and help him grow into a more complete, more reflexive, more happy and even importantly, into a living being who really loves his living and enjoys all it's pleasures.

Hobbies can be of many types. But before dwelling into the more intense aspects of hobbies and the men pursuing them, it is important to understand what exactly are hobbies and what makes them so important and indispensable. For instance, a person might pursue playing guitar as one of his hobbies. But for a lot of people out there in the world, playing a guitar might be his profession. Being a guitarist is his identity, his job. So, what differs the two of these is an important question to ask. In the case of a hobbyist, the driving factor is passion and satisfaction. And very importantly, to be able to unwind when doing it. If followed as one of his hobbies, playing a guitar can soothe his nerves and calm his mind following a long, hard day at work. On the other hand, playing a guitar for a professional, is about a job where he faces highs and lows and external admiration also becomes a very important part of the job. This is the core difference. About performing it for somebody else and doing it for yourself.

Pursuing a hobby helps people unravel and understand their selves more deeply. It has people discovering a lot about themselves they otherwise would not have an opportunity to. So, for any person with any number of hobbies, it is important to be fair to all of them because they throw open a new aspect of your self.