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Discussion in 'Personal' started by zizzyballoon, Nov 9, 2017.
Not much these days
What still keeps you then?
Same here. I haven't found a hobby to replace it with. And today God hath smote me with a stinking cold so it's a low-effort distraction I can do lying down.
Why do you think you chose this as a 'hobby' and what has kept you at it for so long? Have you looked for a replacement hobby? There must be lots of equally low effort distractions you could adopt.
I am easily bored and this place provides me with an excellent platform to expound my philosophies, opinions, to spread wisdom and of course to argue the toss.
And it's fun
I found TES when I returned to teaching. The people on the DT forum were very helpful and I felt less obviously dim asking them for advice rather than my colleagues.
Then I happened upon the Opinion forum where Someone was Clearly Being Wrong about something, so lobbed my twopennorth in and spent many happy hours opinionating there for years.
Since it was castrated by the Thought Police, I've spent a great deal less time here but things like reading and cross stitch require a length of unbroken time and concentration that have become increasingly rare; whereas this I can just dip in and out of.
Very good question.
I'll get back to you when I have some sort of answer. I might be some time...
There's some that are boggers for this.
2. I like to hear about your lives
3. You are my virtual friends (but I've met quite a few of you)
4. It's very entertaining and thought-provoking
5. The Problem Page
I count myself lucky in that I am very nearly infallible
I am going out now and could be gone for some time but I will look forward to seeing lots more answers when I get back this evening.
Sometimes it's because I'm very angry about someone's situation and want to try to help.Other times it's just a bit of fun when I'm bored.Most of the ' fun threads' get deleted though.BelleDuJour has probably started the ball rolling to get this one canned.
When I think I've got something worth saying.
It must be the scintillating conversation and didactic slant.
Gawd, we're not that bad, are we?!
Keeps me in touch with the kind of people I enjoyed working with for 30 years, and who share my aspirations and my pain.
Informed debate is a rare commodity online these days. More syllables are deployed here, which helps to keep my brain active.
I've always preferred the dip in, dip out bulletin board format, which is handy for the self-employed working on my own from home segments of my life.
It's more entertaining than most of what's on the telly.