As so often, there was a line of thought emerging when going through some of the media I consumed because of some of the things that stayed with me.
It started of with a Mastodon post (couldn’t find it any more unfortunately – I seemed to have read a lot of toots today) claiming that a hobby can just be that.. a hobby and that you don’t have to finish things, make money out of it or putting pressure on yourself on any other way.
After that, I remember reading a post on The Marginalian with a quote by Albert Camus:
HappinessToday, happiness has become an eccentric activity. The proof is that we tend to hide from others when we practice it. As far as I’m concerned, I tend to think that one needs to be strong and happy in order to help those who are unfortunate.
And then going over to a Guardian documentary that I have been putting off for perhaps two weeks, but that actually made e very good impression on me once I finally saw it:
The thought that I got out of these three snippets is that
1. One should have fun doing what one likes
2. No need to be ashamed of it -on the contrary – it would be great showing and sharing your happiness and joy.
3. This might turn you into some sort of role model (leader? Well… influencer is the word nowadays, I think) whether you like it or not.
I personally don’t tell much to other people than my family about the things that I enjoy doing. I wonder if that is because of the thought in the quote. And how much is this holding me back from developing naturally?