So today in the morning I had this good for nothing thought process going on in my mind which resulted in this:
Sometimes when you are a hobby junkie you end up asking yourself what is that ONE thing you want to do in life? What is your true interest? I haven't found an answer to that until this very moment. One day I dream of pursuing my interest in music and then one day I see myself wearing a photographer's vest and then one another day my dream of being rich and quenching my wanderlust.
But I guess I can photograph my travel destination and that singing while at it won't hurt. And just when I come to such a solution I start going after arts and crafts. Now, that's back to square one! Then I had to make this list.
Why being a jack of all trades sucks:
> you are not really an expert in anything.
> you are not sure what your true interest is
> people call you half baked
> you end up buying stuff for each of your hobbies and then they end up in storage until your love for them is renewed
Side effects include being chided by your dad/mom for not learning anything completely.
Why being a jack of all trades rocks:
> you can talk about almost everything under the sky
> you look more knowledgeable than the 'masters of something'
> every new hobby is a new adventure which keeps your stress down and mind up.
> when the need arises your in-reserve skills come in handy
> you can also make people think you are a mysterious person (given that you have such varied interests you project a different "you" depending on what you have in mind) while in reality you are only confused.
And then after all this you actually feel like you are more cool-hip-yoyo than you really are and I think that's the whole point isn't it? Pursuing a hobby to make yourself content.
So, my thought process ended with me thinking that my life is awesome. It's interesting. And having a hobby of having hobbies makes my life. Makes me what I am. A jack of many trades and master of none!