A hobby is some task that keeps us busy and also entertained when we are free from our routine works. This is also something that keeps us and makes us aware of our inner desires, talents and capacities.
Our hobbies are usually somethings that we as individuals like to do besides our daily chores. Hobbies are thus of many different kinds, each person having a hobby that caters to his/her likes, talents and innate desires.
This is why there are many kinds of hobbies like reading, playing, socialising, gardening, stamp collection, and the list goes on. No one has all these hobbies but we all have one or the other of these which we enjoy doing in our free time.
For every individual it is very necessary to develop some hobby so that at free or lonely times, he can keep himself busy. Since our hobbies fit into the frame of our likes and aptitudes, we are always happy when we are involved in working of hobbies.
For instance, a person who is good in drawing can develop the hobby of drawing and all that is akin to drawing, like painting, making cartoons or the like. A person who is fond of reading can develop the habit of reading the works of different writers. In reality, hobbies can be said to be our best companions, who are guided only by ourselves.
As far as my hobby is concerned, my hobby is stamp collection, and collection of old coins of India and the world. This hobby of mine has developed through the span of the last three years, ever since I was in the fourth standard. This has started ever since I started studying the subject of History.
This subject fascinated me and I loved to read about rulers and their different systems. This love for History was enhanced when I was in the fourth standard, my uncle who is settled in America, and widely travelled through many other European countries, came to India. When he came three years back, he brought a lot of American and other European countries’ coins.
These coins excited me, and my interest in collecting coins and stamps started forthwith. I just loved the idea of these collections and felt that, they revealed a lot about the countries. By and by, I also learnt that, old stamps and coins can also be had and collected, as, they also depict a lot of the past about rulers and countries in the past. So, this habit of standard four, has, by now, in four years, bloomed into a great hobby of mine.
I collect stamps from my friends and relatives living and coming from abroad, and coins from some of my relatives who are settled in foreign countries. The pictures on the old and new stamps depict so much about other countries, and the coins show us how the embossing on coins existed, and what all metals were used in making old coins.
This hobby gives me an incentive to study the otherwise very boring subject of History. I now love to study specially the ancient civilizations of the world, and see how their Governments worked. This in turn gives me a deep insight into the growth and developments of various civilizations of the world.
This hobby of mine has given as if, a new dimension to my study of History. If I cannot get any coins, then, I try to find pictures of them from books, and draw them in my scrap book, to keep record. This hobby has enlightened me to the fact that it is our forefathers who really did the spade work of development, and we are building upon it. This hobby keeps me busy in my free time and, I also get a sea of knowledge about the past and the growth of civilizations.