Embrace your stupid hobby

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When I was in Grade 10, my teacher asked the kids in the class what their favourite music was. For minutes, no one was brave enough to share their answer. When someone finally did, the rest of the class burst into laughter. I suspect that no matter what music they mention, it would have caused great laughter. It clearly wasn’t the music that was the issue.

To some degree, as adults, we still have the same need to fit in and we’re still embarrassed about our hobbies. But your hobbies define you and what’s great about you. So whether you love Dungeons and Dragons, collecting ‘tacky’ tea cups, or re-enacting historic events, or spending days staring at the TV, be proud of it. Let other people laugh. If it makes you happy, it’s got to be good.

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