Bit of a repost from Facebook
Goal: Filling Your Spare Time With Worthwhile Activities, Limiting Passive Media Consumption
One of the things you’ll hear me always talk about, is finding new hobbies. Things that don’t involve passively consuming content. Things that inspire you to get out there and see things.
20 years ago this sort of talk would have sounded like a crazy person’s thing. Now? People literally forget that there is an actual world out there, beyond their screen-pacifier.
That said, it’s now an actual challenge to convince yourself to go find things to play with. Since really, what can beat endless Youtube and Netflix and Instagram?
I’m ALWAYS hunting for things to do.
Quite recently got back into old school (-ish) photography. Manual focus only cameras, minimal light metering, making a whole process out of looking at the world around, and figuring out ways to capture. Lots of active focus, lots of not being tempted to look at a phone.
A bit of commitment and also finding that friends around me get really into playing with my old school cameras when they’re in their vicinity.
Saying this just as potential inspiration for your own casual research for new and interesting no-screen hobbies. All this stuff is what everybody used to do before we collectively went into hibernating from real life by means of endless screen staring.
(Also, title a bit of clickbait. Definitely didn’t spend $12k on cameras - if you know me … it’s all very much second hand, end of product lifecycle / discontinued stuff, largely depreciated and easily resold for much of the principal investment.)