I don't get it how "life" can be a hobby.

@sergedan (768)
Romania
January 5, 2008 9:19am CST
A hobby denotes some form of action.People is not a hobby whilst talking to people is. Nobody sees the error here?
3 responses
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
5 Jan 08
Hello. I know that you have been particular with the terms use or how hobby and people are being used. But since we are in mylot, lots of jargons, and consensual understanding of certain terms are being used mutually by people, so I guess, I guess you have to go with the system I guess. :D
@sergedan (768)
• Romania
5 Jan 08
That's true,you can't really change the system.Thanks for the response.
@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
5 Jan 08
for me, a hobby is something that you do while you enjoy doing it. i may not understand some peoples' hoobies, but i can see how they look at life as a hobby. it may be coming from the same notion of money as a hobby. or it may be like seeing relationship as a hobby. i may be different from the others who see it this way, and i disagree with them, yet i respect their views.
@sergedan (768)
• Romania
5 Jan 08
So when you say "money" is my hobby it means that everything that would include this term could actually bring you pleasure? You explained it very clearly ,I'm starting to understand the term "hobby" in more depth than before.
@CEN7777 (858)
• India
5 Jan 08
hobbies in life - different form of hobbies
Hi sergedan,Hobbies are practiced for interest and enjoyment. Engaging in a hobby can lead to acquiring substantial skill, knowledge, and experience. However, personal fulfillment is the aim. An important determinant of what is considered a hobby, as distinct from a profession (beyond the lack of remuneration), is probably how easy it is to make a living at the activity. What are hobbies for some people are professions for others: a chef may enjoy cooking as a hobby, while a professional game tester might enjoy playing (and helping to debug) computer games. Generally speaking, the person who does something for fun, not remuneration, is called an amateur (or hobbyist), as distinct from a professional. Engaging in a hobby can lead to acquiring substantial skill, knowledge, and experience. However, personal fulfillment is the aim. So having hobbies in life is ok but life itself is not at all hobby and so peoples is also certainly not a form of hobby.
@sergedan (768)
• Romania
5 Jan 08
Of course we cannot be hobbies.But if some people view it like this ,why not? Anyway when I chose "people" I think of communicating with them ,linguists study forms of communicating among people. Hobbies turn into a profession when you begin to study the process,I think.
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