Inversely, consumptive hobbies are encouraged to excess, despite being far fewer. Hobbies where the whole point is Getting Things, and Having Things. Wether that be shopping for clothes, or spending hours and hours consuming contents you can gain an encyclopedic knowledge of a movie or series, or collecting all ten thousand of those god damn funkopop figurines.
Things like that, where at the end of the day all you really have is a lot less money, and a lot more stuff that you didn't make.
I imagine you looking like your avatar when typing this.
@Dayglochainsaw Awesome thread!
@Dayglochainsaw so much this! We keep having people in our hackerspace who say “Why are you building this yourself? You can just buy it. It's also cheaper if you count in your time. How much are you paid per hour? It's never worth it.” Like, isn't building things yourself the point of a hackerspace?!
@Dayglochainsaw There's also this aspect of being enticed, as a creator, to buy more and more "supplies". People stockpile art supplies, scrapbooking supplies, tools and wood, to where they need entire rooms for their hobbies.
Sometimes the supplies do end up being used. But often what happens is that you get "ratio-d" by what you've bought for your hobby vs. what you've made, which is demoralizing, so you buy more supplies to stave off shame.
Potential can't be bought.
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