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Essay on “Hobbies” Complete Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.



Right Use of Leisure


Leisure — How to Use it


What is This Life is full of Care?

Essay No. 01


We are living in a world dominated by industry and machinery.  Man, today, is so busy that he gets practically no leisure at all.  He is a slave to the revolving wheels and seconds. He wants so utilize every second, every minute, in making money.  He is dead to the beautiful panorama of natural beauty around him.  The flowing rivulets, the singing birds or the dancing daffodils do not attract him.  It is a tragic state of affairs.  It was this type of life that made W.H. Davies cry out in agony:


                “What is this life, it full of care,

                We have no time to stand and stare.”


                Nobody can deny the importance of leisure in life.  Rest is as important as work.  Since we have very little leisure in life today, we must know how to make the best use of it.  One must have some useful hobby to pursue in one’s leisure hours.  Leisure can, in that case, become a source of real pleasure.

                Hobby is an interesting pastime.  It is a pursuit which we undertake in leisure for pleasure and for profit.  The aim of hobby is not to earn money thought it may bring money indirectly.  But different people amuse themselves with different hobbies.  For example, my hobby may be story-writing whereas for another person it may be a profession.

                There are many kinds of hobbies.  One of them is collecting stamps and coins.  Some people collect flowers and leaves. Some like gardening and clay-modelling.  Some are fond of indoor games like chests and cards.  Young men like outdoor games such as cricket, hockey or football.  Hobbies not only provide pleasure but also educate the mind.

                I have two hobbies.  My first hobby is gardening. There is a big compound outside my house.  On one side, I have made a small garden.  I have made many beds of flowers.  In the spring season, my garden is full of beautiful flowers. I have a separate plot for vegetables—carrots , potatoes, etc.  I dig the earth with a space.  IN the evening, I water the plants and remove the weeds.  I sit under the trees and read my books.  It is very pleasant to sit there.

                My second hobby is photography.  I have small camera.  I take snaps of nearby sights.  I develop my photographs at my own place.  For this purpose, I have made a small dark room.  I send my photos to different papers and magazines, so I get some money.  Photography is a very paying hobby.  I want to paint life as it is.  I hope to succeed in this object.  I plan to arrange an exhibition of my photographs in the surrounding villages and cities.

                Recreation is not the only aim of hobbies.  They give us knowledge which we do not get from textbooks.  Besides being a mental tonic, hobbies are an excellent way of spending one’s leisure.  It is said that an idle mind is a devil’s workshop.  One should not, therefore, remain idle.


Essay No. 02




Hobbies are pursuits of spare time. They are followed when people are free from their routine occupational work. Hobbies are for pleasure, recreation and mental refreshment thus, a hobby is totally different from an occupation. An occupation is a source of income and sustenance. One earns ones bread and butter by following some trade or occupation. But hobbies are followed in spare time for their own sake. They are gainful but not in economical sense. They are never a source of earning money. That is why what might be an occupation for you, might be a hobby for me. You may be a professional football-player, but I may play football just for pleasure alone and no other consideration.

Hobbies are essential to keep us fit, refreshed and relaxed. Hobbies provide a welcome change and relief from routine a pursuit. Hobbies make our leisure fruitful, interesting and pleasant. If there are no hobbies, half the charm of the world’ would have been destroyed. Remember all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Hobbies have great recreational value. They save us from boredom? Dullness and mischief. An empty mind is devils workshop. If we are not engaged in some pleasant pursuit, we are likely to indulge in some kind of mischief. Hobbies provide us a valuable outlet to some of our creative and aesthetic urges, that is why they are so satisfying.

In these days of tension, turmoil, hectic economic activities and mad race for money, hobbies have become all the more significant. They can help us reduce tension, fatigue and many ailments related to them. One is fortunate if one has a couple of hobbies to keep oneself delightfully busy in some useful pursuit. There is nothing like hobbies to relieve us from our day to day worries, tension, mental fatigue and routine. Diversions are a psychological necessity. If there were no hobbies our store of energy would be soon exhausted, we would become too old to work efficiently even in our young days. The blessings which hobbies bestow on us are too numerous to be counted here in the limited space.

Hobbies are good for everybody, but they are a must for intellectuals and those who use their mental energies to earn their livelihood. After a day’s hard work, a hobby is a welcome and refreshing change. It comes like a delightful shower after a long sultry and scorching summer. Really, hobbies are very much rewarding. They are full of excitement, interest and fascination. At least for a while they take our mind off some vexing problem and provide valuable mental rest and peace. There is no compulsion of any kind in pursuing a hobby. You may proceed at your own pace and convenience.

There is an endless variety in hobbies. All the world is yours to chose from. Gardening, reading, singing, playing on some musical instrument, collecting stamps, bird-watching, keeping pets, collection of curios, photography, star-gazing, chess-playing, fishing, swimming, educating the adults, collecting autographs of eminent persons, writing, etc., are some of the well known hobbies. You can add many more to the list. You are free to invent your own hobby. There is no restriction in it. Every hobby has its own peculiarities, charms, advantages and pleasures. There are outdoor as well as indoor hobbies. You can choose any according to your taste, duration, liking of spare time and the amount of money you can afford.

You may choose gardening for your hobby. It is very interesting, you can have your own small garden full of fascinating plants, flowers, vegetables and fruit trees. It is said we are nearer God when we are in a garden. But you would be still nearer to God by being a gardener by hobby. The ennobling effect of flowers, plants, etc., can hardly be over emphasized. But for gardening as your hobby, you must have green fingers and also piece of vacant land for the purpose, or at least a suitable terrace or roof where you can have plants and creepers in pots. These days it is very difficult to possess a vacant piece of land. If you do you are really fortunate. Blooming flowers, their colours, sweet smells, the green of the plants, the different shapes, sizes, and colours of fruits and vegetables growing on the plants soothe our nerves, restore our peace of mind and give us a lot of creative satisfaction. You tend delicate, young and growing plants with great love and care, as you would a young baby. It gives great pleasure to see plants grow gradually into full and then unfold all their floral beauty.

Bonsai is very much in fashion these days, but to my mind it is nothing short of a cruelty. Is it not cruelty not to allow plants to grow and develop as they would do in normal conditions? Bonsai reminds me of ancient China when little girls were shod in wooden shoes so that their feet could not grow into their usual and beautiful ,shape and size. It was a height of perversity in the name of fashion.

Everybody has some spare time and leisure, however busy he or she might be. Now it depends on the person concerned how he or she utilizes that leisure time. Leisure can be devoted to some hobby to our great advantage. Hobbies make life fuller and more meaningful. They are meaningful and much desired escape from dull, drab, routine, matter-of-fact money- earning pursuits called occupations.

You can have stamp-collecting or philately as your leisure time occupation. It is also a very fascinating hobby. There is no end to the variety of stamps. And the story they tell is equally fascinating. But then it is a costly hobby. You can exchange stamps with your friends, etc., or you can become a member of a philatelist club. Stamps tell many things about the country they belong to. They tell about the culture, architecture, historical events and monuments, about the flora and fauna, great leaders and scientists, sports men and women, customs, traditions, festivals and what not. More often than not, they are issued to commemorate great national events, issues and things.

Collection of antiques is again a very rewarding and fascinating leisure time pursuit. Again it involves a lot of expenses. But if you have a will nothing can deter you from collecting antiques. There are many antiques available at moderate price to a discerning eye.


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    The main aim of bonsai is to grow and maintain the trees in good health and grow them till the end of their life span. Hence, it is wrong to say that the art of bonsai is cruel to plants and trees. If practicing bonsai was torture to plants and trees then bonsai would not exist because all the plants and trees would be dead.

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