I’ve always had hobbies I am passionate about since a very young age, built my first crystal set when I was 6yrs old. Throughout my years those same hobbies have had peaks and troughs due mostly in part as higher priorities have taken precedence - work/career, family/kids, etc.
These days I think the idea of following a hobby might be considered as frivolous and an unnecessary self indulgent expense by many. I base this on my neighbours and others on my street. Maybe this is why we appear to be resented by some when we are enjoying our hobbies. In the case of flying it’s not the act of flying they object to but the fact that we are flying and they are not. I’ve experienced this falsely placed resentment from family, friends, and random onlookers, with any hobby considered “outside the norm” that I have pursued whether that be model flying, amateur radio, astronomy, electronics. At best I’ve been referred to as a geek, which I don’t object to, but I’ve also been called a social misfit whom lacks perception of reality as fun away from the couch and the TV is akin to witchcraft.
I will admit though, I may have circled our star 54 times but that should not in anyway deny me of my right to enjoy my childish pleasures. At least you’ll never hear me talk about how I watched some celebrity “has been” try to make a cake for an hour.
I kind of went off on one again, didn’t I.