People live a very busy life nowadays, so they have little time to spare. Still they try their best to make use of those rare hours of leisure. A hobby is a favorite pastime of a person.
Hobbies differ like tastes. Peoples choose their hobbies according to their taste and character. Someone likes simply to watch TV, lying on a sofa, when someone climbs to the mountains.
If you have chosen a hobby to your liking, lucky you are: you have made your life more interesting. But many people have nothing to do during their spare time, though there are many different hobbies: reading, collecting, going in for sports, traveling and others.
If a person collects something, he does it according to his financial abilities: someone collects cars or pictures of world-known painters, while another one collects beer cans or stamps. But no matter what they collect, it gives them pleasure. Many collections started in a small way with one or two items. Some private collections are really valuable.
No matter what kind of hobby a person has, he always has an opportunity of learning from it.
Some young people find it a pleasure to go to the theatre. The theatre is one of the most ancient kinds of art. For centuries people have come to the theatre for the different aims: to relax, to be amazed or entertained, to have a good laugh, to enjoy the acting of their favorite actors and actresses.
Modern life is impossible without traveling. Many people travel by rail, by air, by sea or by road for pleasure.
I don't like to read very much, but I think, that it's the most useful pastime.
If a person likes to read, he can take many useful information and life experience from the books. By reading about the things, a hobbyist is interested in, he is adding to what he knows.
A relativelynew hobby is watching TV. But I don't think that television is a hobby at all. As for me, it's the way of getting information. There are two viewpoints on television. Some people think that TV is going a lot of harm. People begin to forget how to occupy their free time. It prevents them from communicating with each other, from visiting friends or relatives. And indeed, people are used to have hobbies, to go outside for amusements, to the theatres, cinemas, sporting events. They are used to read books and listen to music. But TV gives wonderful possibilities for getting information, for education. TV brings world in our rooms.
Computers are a new hobby too. Many young people all over the world like to sit glued to the monitor all day long, playing their favorite computer games.
As for me, the first hobby, I had in childhood, when I was 5 or 6 years old, was collecting pictures from the bubble gums. Later on, when I was 8, I collected beer cans. Afterwards, my grandma had thrown them away, 'cause they occupied a lot of space.
And now I'm interested in cars. I always read all available magazines about the cars, 'cause I want to know everything about their construction and production.
Also I like to listen to music, especially heavy metal. Some people think that it is impossible to listen such music and they call metal fans "headbangers" or "metalheads", but I don't care.
And, of course, like all teenagers, I like to work with computer, watch video and to go in for sports.
So as you can see there are a lot of things to do during your free time.