- Apr 12, 2005
- San Francisco area, CA, USA
- 2015 Mazda 3 S GT, 2015 VW e-Golf
Why is it as problem? People hunt and fish for sport. Is painting a picture "less than" because it's not repainting a house?the fact most people percieve it as 'a hobby' is part of the problem.
For me, it's become a hobby because I enjoy spending time making things I don't necessarily need and I like learning about techniques and tools. I work on my house, too, but that's not as fun.
For example, I saw a table that was $1000. Just for fun, I wanted to see if I could build it in 4 hours with less than $40 in materials. I did, and I enjoyed my time doing it. And I sold it for $30. So for the cost of a movie ticket, I enjoyed myself for twice as long as the movie would have lasted, and I learned a few things. This autumn, I might be building an extra 200sqfeet onto our house. I'm going to be damn proud of it, but it's not my job and it won't be fun. :lol:
I don't think that it's any less worthwhile of a hobby because I didn't do it to serve a specific functional need.
I don't sew for fun, but I've done it when the need arose...but I don't think that someone who enjoys it and does it for fun is somehow a detriment to society.