Age 2 - 6. Pencil drawing.
Age 6 - 14. Cycling and model making.
Age 20 - 40. Fishing. Motorcycling. Reading.
Age 40 - 45. Landscape painting.
Age 45 - 60. Blogging. Ceramics.
I used at one time be hooked on games. When I was working from home. So much so, that I got frustrated, if I did not go up a level. I think your hobby can be done with less money. And space. And you can do it alone. So you can keep this hobby for long time. Now they are bringing in these virtual reality games. When you wear Goggles. And physically participate in them. Soon, they will add sensations............ There was a film called virtual nightmare. Have you seen it.?
Life is hard. If all the mind has to deal with is stress. Then soon we become ill. Having a hobby is therapy. And choosing the right hobby is not easy. The right hobby should :
( 1 ) compensate to a degree for defecits in person's life.
( 2 ) Be possible to be done alone or little equipment or when on the move.
( 3 ) Be possible for continued advancement or improvement in skill.
( 4 ) If possible, be turned into source of income. If needed.
But most important is enjoyment. This can only be experienced by the hobbyist themselves and is very subjective. If you choose your hobby right, then during your hobby, you forget your troubles and sink into a zen state. Your cognition and memory improves. You can problem solve better. For a soldier on battlefield, it is difficult, but even here I suggest :
( 1) A small musical instrument or Harmonica.
( 2) A pencil and small notebook for drawing or writing.
( 3) Card games.
Or as you said astronomy. All you need is binoculars. As long as you are off duty.............
flamming_python wrote:...And of course arguing online about politics, weapons and bullshit. That's the hobby of all of us isn't it
Only the Jag and the Honda are under cover. The rest are out in all weathers. It is the sun not rain that does the damage on cars of this vintage, as long as the undersides are clean, no salt, the paint primer used from the early 80s on are pretty good. Also two were bought with low usage and almost no corrosion under. The sun is a different issue, drying out seals, dashboards etc and fading paint, again paints on the top of cars improved dramatically in the mid 80s.nomadski wrote:
You are very lucky. You must have a place to keep them. Out of the rain. Otherwise they rust. Even with covers, out in open, somehow water gets in! It seems to flow upwards. The spray. I used to dream, that if ever I could, then I will buy a few 2CV or VW Beetles. Then I would dismantle and preserve all the parts. And then Me and even my children would be able to have transport. For another 50 years. But now, after 2035, no more cars with petrol engines. Only electric. So these would have been antiques. Or could be converted to electric? But may have more value kept as antiques. In original form.
Even though they are standing outside all my cars are increasing in value.nomadski wrote:
Well I know that some cars can have romantic value for owners. Even if they are no longer economic to keep. Certainly I have felt this way about the vehicles I owned. They become like people. But sometimes one has to be realistic about the situation. If you can not protect all the vehicles from elements by keeping indoors. And they are loosing value. Then maybe good idea to send them to good home. And sell as classical cars. And with money you obtain, then use to spruce up the more valuable cars. And either keep to pass on to children. Or sell for profit and buy some other classic to renovate and sell on. This way you increase your capital. And keep busy at same time. Doing what keeps you happy......................
Good to know. A simple covering can protect against elements. I tell you a true story. I had a Vehicle, that I was very fond of. I used to start engine, and let it warm up, before travelling. One day, as usual, I started engine. But when I returned, I noticed it was revving a little too high. Then I gently rested my hand on it. Unconsciously. At that very moment the revs dropped suddenly! Then I got distinct feeling, it was telling me something was wrong. No doubt. That made me look under bonnet. And lo and behold, the fuel line was on fire. If I had set off, without looking, there would be a fire and possible accident. I am sure it communicated with me, the only way it could. It saved my life. I think machines have souls.......... They are alive.
You have strong arms. With body building, you must keep it up. Or danger is, that once you stop, then you put weight on. I think it is better to have aerobic activity as well. To reduce body mass. Less strain on heart. Walking is best activity with lower calorie intake. Arnold Shwarzinneger had heart op. Some body builders die early.
And of course arguing online about politics, weapons and bullshit. That's the hobby of all of us isn't it
The most laughable are those who dont train their legs. Very Happy
I also have a pet cat now. And having him has thought me, that a cat thinks very much like a human. In fact they are the same inside as humans. They feel the same. See the same. The same soul. But they have different shape. It is made me sick of myself for eating meat. I am trying to eat less meat. But not easy.