Hobbies are things we do in our spare time in order to bring ourselves joy and enrich our own lives. It's something fun to do and gives us an opportunity to learn and enhance our skills. However, when a hobby begins to be monetized it slowly begins to mildly stress us out.
It's important to have a hobby that isn't your job or a hobby that's difficult to monetize because once a demand appears it feels like its inevitable to sell.
Over the years, people monetizing their hobbies is slowly becoming a trend; traditional careers are crumbling and having side hustles are hyped and fetishized. Social media such as Instagram makes it extremely easy to market the things we make.
There are some people who have fought the temptation of commerce and won. They have refused to sell their work and this eventually allowed them to find back the joy in self-expression through hobbies.
Society stresses us that success is in status and monetization, but success could also be being true to oneself.
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