Losing interest in a hobby



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Northeastern292
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Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:07 pm

Lately, I've lost interest in a hobby I've had for so, so many years, and have probably thrown tons of cash into. It's my flight simulation hobby, and now I feel disassociated from it. I no longer really spend time on the community forums

For those FS junkies (and yes, I know there are some Aspie FS enthusiasts), between many freeware authors going payware, the war between whether FSX, after four years is ready for the mainstream, whether FS9 is still a suitable sim, the ever changing aeronautical world, I tend to get frustrated at a hobby I've sort of loved for all these years.

But could it also have something to do with that I socialize more than I used to? I've even given up on playing The Sims 2 like I have, and I haven't even bought The Sims 3 yet. So, anyone have some advice?

If not, my frustration might lead me to purchase a PS3 and get interested in MMORPGs.

P.S. Does this belong here or in another category?



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Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:21 pm

I find that I go from one hobby to another. Since I spend a lot of time in any one hobby at a time, there really isn't enough time to participate in more than one or two at a time.



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Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:27 pm

I think I do tend to sometimes overextend myself hobby-wise.



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Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:32 am

I remember losing interest, in a hobby. I've lost interest in video games, the summer that I became a member of WP.


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Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:33 am

Hobbies and interests come and go with me. I have spent huge amounts of money on photography and yet right now I can't think of anything I would care to photograph. The same goes for film making.

But I dropped out of photography for many years between high school and ten years ago and yet returned with a great deal of enthusiasm. Then I drop out again, not knowing when or if I'll regain an interest.

I wish I understood how some people can keep focused on one interest their entire lives. While I am interested in a thing, it becomes my entire life. It's all I ever want to do. But when I lose interest, everything seems so blank and meaningless. Trying to get my motivation going is incredibly difficult.

I guess it's important to remember that the hobby should serve you. You do not need to be faithful to the hobby if it is doing you no good.


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Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:39 am

Im also big on FS. Ive owned ever copy from the original diskette. I do agree that the few free planes left are junk which has left me doing some stuff i cant talk about to get them. Personally i just want to practice all the stuff i do in real life there but every so often a bit of fun must be had. PS3 is cool but the games get boring after you pass them.



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