Why hobbies?

One inspirational quote by a famous person from the past

If you are losing your leisure, look out! — It may be you are losing your soul.

Virginia Woolf: Interviews and Recollections. (1995). United States: University of Iowa Press. (She was actually citing Logan Pearsall Smith, but he is less famous)

One scientific study from the present

Taking part in leisure activities can actually have a positive impact on our overall happiness and health. […] The study even found that our heart rates are literally lower when we engage in our hobbies.

Matthew J. Zawadzki, Ph.D., Joshua M. Smyth, Ph.D., Heather J. Costigan, B.S., Real-Time Associations Between Engaging in Leisure and Daily Health and Well-Being, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Volume 49, Issue 4, August 2015, Pages 605–615.

One prediction for a future filled with leisure

AI could expose 300 million jobs to automation in the U.S. and Europe.

AI Is About to Decimate Millions of Jobs. It’s Time for Universal Basic Income | Opinion | Newsweek

That’s enough.