Sunday, 9 October 2016

Why hobbies increase productivity?

What are hobbies? According to the google dictionary, it is an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure.
I think we have an understanding of what pleasure is, although I do feel it is important to identify what leisure means.
Again, according to the google dictionary; leisure is identified as free time.
Is time ever free?
That was a rhetorical question. There is no such thing as free time. Time, unfortunately, is a dispensable resource. There is a finite amount of time, so we have to re-examine what leisure is.
Maybe we can classify it as doing something at a certain time that is less productive than our work activities. Although that also possess a fault since productivity bears an individualistic definition. What I may find productive you may think otherwise.
Leisure implies an attitude of non-activity, of inward calm, of silence; it means not being “busy”, but letting things happen.” Joseph Pieper in his work Leisure: The basis of culture goes on to say “For leisure is a receptive attitude of mind, a contemplative attitude, and it is not only the occasion but also the capacity for steeping oneself in the whole of creation.
So why am I dissecting the question I stated above?
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