In this post, we comment on the different ways of approaching learning according to the type of hobby or hobby.
We have spoken in various previous moments of learning hobbies and interests. Now we will comment a little more on the differences in learning between some hobbies and others.
Indeed, the requirements or learning difficulty may be conditioned by the type of hobby. Climbing, making bobbin lace, or learning a language requires complete learning than reading, caring for indoor plants, or playing video games.
On the other hand, the level you want to reach has a significant influence. If you learn to play an instrument, becoming a member of an amateur orchestra or band with regular performances is not the same as playing it at an elementary level to entertain yourself alone or with friends. Generally, “serious” hobbies require more solid learning. It is essential to know that some hobbies need continuous learning, sometimes throughout life.
Related to the level is the progression. This is well observed in martial arts such as judo, where you can stop at a medium level, such as a blue belt, or continue to improve to reach the high level of black belt in turn with different «dan»; or in golf, where you can evaluate the improvement according to the points that you have of “handicap.”
It should be noted once again that one of the primary satisfactions – and, sometimes, one of the main disappointments – that a hobby brings is learning. Some people enjoy learning; for them, the greater the demand and the longer the learning and knowledge, the greater the satisfaction. We must insist that in education, it is essential to set reasonable goals for one’s abilities since straightforward plans are tedious and very difficult ones cause stress. For this reason, when choosing a hobby, it is convenient to know how it is learned and the time and effort invested in it.
It is interesting to note that the countries with the highest quality of life and level of life satisfaction (Denmark, Finland, Germany, and the Netherlands are in the lead) are the ones that spend the most time learning and improving their hobbies (https://ec .europa. EU/Eurostat/web/products-Eurostat-news/-/DDN-20180328-1?inheritRedirect=true).
To find out the best way to learn a hobby, you should mainly go to experienced people, teachers, or colleagues. It is possible to help yourself with books, magazines, or information on the internet.
The forms of learning vary greatly depending on the type of hobby and the wishes and abilities of the person. All this must be considered before starting and throughout the practice of the hobby or hobby.