Who called reading a hobby?

Term description




The word HOBBY comes from English and comes from hobby horse = hobby horse or hobby.

The hobby is a balance to a day's work. This voluntarily chosen leisure activity is pursued with a certain zeal and passion with high commitment. This activity is not carried out for the sake of payment, but out of interest and pleasure in the matter.


Examples of hobbies are:


O Sports activities: e.g. mountaineering, soccer, swimming, running, unicycling, diving, sailing, dancing

O Collection activities: almost anything can be collected; e.g. coins, stamps, napkins, cups, photos, ...

O Further education: e.g. reading, attending courses

O Aid and charitable services: fire brigade, rescue service, refugee aid

O Craft and art activities: model making, painting

O Music: listening to the radio, making music (piano, flute, guitar, etc.)

O Leisure activities in a religious community (acolyte, sacristan, lecturer ...)


What is a hobby for one person can be a profession for another. However, e.g. a professional chef is referred to as professional, a hobby cook, however, as Amateurs.


But many people also turn their hobby into a profession. E.g. a photographer can earn money with photography. In general, no one can earn a living with a hobby. Some collections (e.g. coins) can, however, be an investment. The collection increases in value over the years and can also serve as financial support.


By immersing themselves in a hobby, anyone can acquire considerable skills, knowledge, and experience. Hobbies can also have relaxing and therapeutic side effects - such as building muscle during exercise, ... If the hobby is pursued too intensively, the boundaries between hobby and addiction could also become blurred. E.g. from film critic to "permanent TV".


The hobbies listed can also be used in active (sporting activities, emergency services, ...) and passive hobbies (like reading, watching TV, DVD, ...).


In a discussion forum on the Internet, people were chatting on the subject of hobbies:

Short example:


Can you actually call laziness a hobby?
And what do you think of passive hobbies such as reading, watching TV, laughing, getting cooked, eating, etc.



1) A hobby is something you like to do in your free time.
So lazing around can also be a hobby when I spend my free time like this.


2) A hobby is the balance to everyday stress.
I would call everything a hobby that I enjoy, including reading or lazing around.

3) So, I am now pursuing one of my hobbies .........
all I have to do is put my feet up and .......


4) Reading is definitely something active.
For that you need eyes and mind.
Television is something semi-passive
because you need your eyes to do this
but no mind!
Lazing around is a non-hobby or a non-hobby,
in any case something absolutely passive that is currently active.
Can you follow me?
Nice! Then further:

A real hobby is something to which one uses the sense organs,
must activate the outer extremities and above all the mind!
In the simple case, these would be things like:
- shovel sand or coal from one pile to another,
- sort and stack stones according to type, type and size,
(Corresponds to the qualification of a semicircle engineer;)
More difficult hobbies are then:
- Play chess,
- tune cars,
- gliding or hang gliding,
And the culmination of hobby activities are things like that,
such as the making of functionally reliable bombs.
You can only be wrong here once!

Do you understand roughly what I mean?




These examples show how individually everyone chooses and uses their hobbies. For some, after a strict day at work, feet up and reading a book would mean, for example, sport would not be an option for this person because it would be too strict for them. Another, however, chooses a sporting activity to let off steam and would, for example, fall asleep while reading - this would be too strict for him.


In addition, hobbies also have a social character: Community activities such as football, fire brigade, volleyball, ... promote community to others from each individual.


Another thing to consider is that hobbies can change. The interests of young people are certainly different from those of retirees.


Certain activities are also promoted by advertising. "E.g. reduce passive activities and be active with exercise and sport!"



Sources and Links:


O Foreign dictionary - DUDEN Volume 5

Publishing house Bibliografisches Institut Mannheim 1974


O http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobby


O http://forum.opusforum.org/forum/about28944.html



O Discussion forum:http://referaty.atlas.sk/prakticke_pomocky/maturitne_otazky/13885/?print=1


O http://www.springerlink.com/(eum0mn55um1d5becbscqot55)/app/home/contribution.asp?referrer=parent&backto=issue,21,40;journal,165,210;linkingpublicationresults,1:109374,1