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What are some hobbies that don't involve consuming anything? You purchase a 1 time item and very rarely if ever have to replace it. Learning yo-yo tricks would be a consumptionless hobby in this case. There are obviously thinks like whistling or playing the spoons too. The idea is it has to make as little foot print as possible while being something you can develop and grow at. Drawing wouldn't count because you need paper.


Reading, Tabletop roleplaying, boardgames, movies, music, tv shows, podcasts, audio dramas, radios.

all can be found for free online or have alternatives, books have libgen, boardgames have vassal and tabletop simulator.


Everything you listed except music involves buying new things or downloading new things. That's still just consuming stuff. I used the yo-yo example because you only buy 1 yo-yo unless yours breaks and you're set.


Drawing can be consumptionless if you just buy a tablet and download some drawing software once. It removes the entire need for any kind of art supplies.

Programming just requires a computer and a keyboard.

Reviewing media might turn an otherwise entirely consumption-based hobby into producing something others might be interested as well. If you're otherwise bored with simply watching something, watching while thinking about interesting things to write in a review will make it less passive.

Exercise doesn't need anything. You can learn about all the muscle groups/types, work on autistically perfecting each, reading about nutrition, sculpting a god-like body for all the wizkids to fear and envy.

An acoustic instrument doesn't require any electricity, but you're unlikely to get better at it without some kind of learning resources means books or an active internet connection.


Instruments are a neat idea but I'm not musically inclined. I'm looking to move away from electronics and movies, go something more traditional. I want to disconnect from the whole system and just have a hobby I do on my own, where I just have it.



If you already have an android you won't need to buy a dedicated GPS unit.


Sellotaping yourself to walls and then after a while when the sellotape stops stickkng you just stand against walls.


What a waste of your mother's sellotape


But it is easy to get paper for free if you don't care about quality and just want whatever to practice on.

Recycling doesn't count as consumption in my book.

As far as consumption free hobbies getting into fittness like calisthenics, yoga, and running/walking are great.

If your aversion is just related to buying shit then most media consumption hobbies (reading, movies, shows, gaming, etc) can be done totally free. Between the internet and stuff like free library the only thing that you might have to buy is a computer of some kind every 5 to 10 years, which is optional.


juggling, dancing, imaginary world, rock-climbing, fishing, bungee jumping, parkour, memorizing a book, tarot, metal detecting


any sort of thing you can do on computer, like digital drawing, writing, programming, etc

i wouldnt count downloading as consuming unless you are actively doing that for much of the day either


Recycling paper still counts as consuming to me.

I'm not looking to consume media either. The idea is to get away from just consuming things. To step back and focus on something and only that. Like I might learn to skip really well and I can just pick up the rope and go jump. finding media and consuming media isn't giving me the sort of hobby growth I'm looking for.

What's imaginary world? Some of those require consumables like fishing.

I want more of an analog thing.


Cardio training (walking/jogging/running), meditating and daydreaming are some things I can think of. You need no props and you get better at them as you train your body and mind. I do the latter two myself and it's pretty great.




Learning to solve a rubiks cube can be fun, make sure to buy a speed-cube specifically though, they cost about 15$. With some practice you can get your 3x3 solve time down to about 30 seconds relatively quick.


>math, physics, logic, foreign languages, poetry
choose one and buy/download/print/steal whatever books are used to teach that subject in college. ~5 books should be enough to cover everything you may need


for me it's drawing with GIMP or playing with Blender. The problems you run into with those are maybe trying to find hardware that can function with them and RSI. Playing with puddy is the only other activity I do that keeps my hands busy.

But yeah, try to stay away from hobbies that cost money. You can pirate but eventually you will download malware or get a legal notice unless you have friends or are super functionally autistic.


imaginary world I guess would be a type of daydreaming. You construct imaginary worlds in your mind and do whatever you want with them.

fishing doesn't necessarily consume. Fly fishing with lures doesn't use bait and noodling you just grab the fishies with your bare hands.


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Dig for clams, anon.


So you are just going to ignore the fitness thing then?


Music production.
You pirate FL Studio and watch a few tutorials on YouTube, that's it.


I'm too lazy
watching vidoes is consumption


you should make a list of every hobby you can think of that involves consuming stuff. that way you know for sure what to avoid


Do you think reading instructions for how to use a new to you peice of equipment is consuption?

If reading the manual doesn't count as consumption then how is looking up a tutorial to learn how to do/use something new consumption?

Do you really expect to do a new hobby without any instruction whatsoever?


OP is just a fag from /dep/ who wants you to try and "cure" him by offering a fun hobby. However he will turn his nose up or offer endless excuses as to why he can't or shouldn't try your suggestion. There's no point trying to help people like this.


Now that I think about it there was a faggot that trolled the fitness thread in much the same way.


yo-yos don't break more often than boardgames. I don't know much about tabletop, but there's bound to be something that doesn't rely on buying new stuff constantly? Could also get into some older game like Smash Bros: Melee or CS1.6


what's the motivation behind this thread

are you building an underground bunker and stocking it with consumption-free entertainment that will survive indefinitely or something


I would like a decent yo-yo. Every yo-yo I had has always been a cheap unbalanced piece of shit with string too thick it kept getting caught in the yo-yo.






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* knot tying
* wood carving (make your own spoons)
* wood turning (make your own bowls)
* sewing (make or repair your clothes and furnishings)
* hiking
* growing vegetables (consumptive, but less consumptive than purchasing them)
* brush calligraphy (you can reuse rice paper, using water instead of ink)
* zazen
* poetry

Even though you wrote you're not musically inclined you might appreciate a small instrument like a harp, flute, or zither.


Building with shit you find. Spend 300 dollars on tools and a cheap drill press+dremmel


> cheap drill press
I'd suggest spending a little more on a decent drill press. I have the least expensive one from Harbor Freight. It has so much runout I think I could probably drill more accurate holes with a handheld drill!


In your case I really doubt the tool is the problem.


Anything that’s a skill. Butterfly knife tricks, exercise, gardening, art of any kind.


someone that knows about cameras: that picture was made by doing a time lapse, right?


It doesn't seem like it. There's a lot of detailed motion captured in the water pouring off the rocks and the background and no accumulative blending of the reflection on the water's surface. It's likely just a really good regular shot of a very misty scene. Volcanic coastlines tend to have an otherworldly appearance.



Writing or any subset of it, journaling etc.


i see, interesting. thanks wiz


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free writing/fantasy writing is really fun. I like to make my own compendium based on a fantasy world i created with world building. I like to listen to fantasy music while i am at it

>you need paper to draw…

do it in your head, I did it for 5 years before deciding to write everything down


Please don't tell any one about my bunker. It's comfy and I've only come out to get a new yo-yo.


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Kanji calligraphy, you basically buy a mechanical pencil, some lead, print "A guide to writing kanji & kana" by Wolfgang Hadamitzky. And you're good to go.


>Learning yo-yo tricks
Buying a yo-yo was one of the stupidest shit i ever did.


Homeless people don't need a yo-yo.


why not?


Wood carving with a pocket knife or make a stone knife if you want to reduce cost to $0.
Maybe make stone tools.


dumb weebtard. practising 書法 with a mechanical pencil of all things is the dumbest, most soullessly filled with misunderstanding-of-the-act way to go about it.


wood and stone working


Watching youtube, is it for me, its very passive, which suits my natural laziness as well as the fact I have a hard time concentrating, you can watch some full episodes of TV shows too. I like watching trashy Muttmerican TV shows like Maury Povich and Jerry Springer, both jews with extremely trash drug addicted white people and ghetto nasty black people on their shows getting up to all serious kinds of nonsense and arguments mostly about who is/isn't the father of their child. It's very much like a car crash, horrifying, but you can't look away




>The idea is it has to make as little foot print as possible while being something you can develop and grow at.
I bought two Latin exercise books a few months ago and I’ve had literally hours of fun since then. Plan to print actual Latin books off on my printer when I fully learn the language, so I won’t really be spending anything.


What books did you get? I'm interested in learning Latin myself.


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I’ve been using pic related which I got in a secondhand book shop for only £3 (not including the Vocabulary book). Started at the beginning of the year as my new year’s resolution. So far I’ve been doing really well, and am a decent bit into the second part.

Personally I’d suggest Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata: Familia Romana and the Exercitia Latina. The series has become a bit of a meme because of how much it is suggested by literally everyone, but as far as I’ve seen for good reason. It has a solid vocabulary of around 1,800 words for example, and that’s only in the first part of the series.

That being said it’s extremely expensive so you might want to go for Wheelock’s Latin. Not quite as fancy as the other series, but it has all the essentials and is a generally well respected series of books. Using Wheelock’s won’t give you any kind of a serious disadvantage for a Lingua Latina learner, so long as you supplement it with other (mostly free) materials, which honestly you should be doing regardless of the series your using.

The books I bought aren’t special, and are probably worse than Wheelock’s, I just happened to find them. Still, they’ve done me good.



I’m also going to get PDF’s printed out of these when the libraries open back up.


This also looks like an interesting read. I need to take a good look at that at some point.


been using Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata myself. Can vouch for their quality.


Is it worth getting given the fact that I’ve already gotten through most of the Approach to Latin series? I know it’s supposed to be a beginners book, so would it do me any good as an intermediate learner?

Also how long have you been learning for?


Probably not. The second book might be though, since it's at a much more advanced level. Then again, it can't really hurt to read them. Any comprehensible input is useful when you're trying to acquire a language. You can just download the PDF's.

Not that long. 3 months I think? But i've been really on and off so far. I'm basically still a beginner.


I’ll have to look into the second book at least then.

Also same here, although I’ve been working more consistently lately.


I feel what you mean completely. I'm in the same position right now. I bought a harmonica but I don't feel like doing it. Reading books from time to time on Kindle and doing some exercises. They're free and don't take so much consumption. I know they're not something that you can do 24/7, and we must find something else. I'm thinking of wood carving but I don't know how to do that without carving knives. I hope I won't injure or cut my wrists.
I'm also open to suggestions.


Worldbuilding. All you need is time and whatever computer tool you wish to use, whether it's a paint tool or excel and word. I have already posted a few of my worlds on the worldbuilding thread.


learning a language
you can download all the grammar books, tools and shit for free

watch movies and tv shows
are all free

freemmorpgs and roms and emulators

reading ebooks
gutenberg is free. if you don't like those books you can always pirate others using libgen and other sites


all my hobbies are free. i don't pay for shit(except maybe internet)


trying out linux distros


Any hobby suggestion that doesn't require the internet connection? Not OP.


ok this is getting ridiculuous. how far will it go?

>oh you need to eat food to get the calories to be able to do that activity so it's technically consumption


Sorry, but I just don't want to be on my laptop 24/7. I need some distractions to shut this off.


try origami. inb4 but I need to buy origami paper.


Exercise, walking, recreational meditation, solo ttrpg(consumes paper and requires dice and a writing implement usually), bird/nature watching, people watching, cloud watching, internal cultivation, recreational mathematics, etc.


Thanks, I started doing Yoga this morning. It feels nice. I see it as a supplement to my bodyweight exercises routine.


Working on my muscle car


that's my hobby and I have spent roughly 2000-2500 hours practicing the past 2 years. it's fun and endless.


Clouds are cool but is it a hobby?


Posting hobby criticism posts yet again is alright, but is it a hobby?


browsing a meteorology forum every once in a while and it does seem pretty interesting, i guess.


If everyone is interested in this kind and loves geometry, I'd recommend this book: http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=0E078DFAC46BD4C1C08D029477C61F96
It's pretty much doing geometry by folding papers.


I mean anyone, not everyone.


you dont have to pay for spotify although a lot of music is only on spotify but even more isn't.
Go on last fm and play through every artist with a tag you like from back to front.

You can talk to others at the start to learn the must know classics and lesser known classics and then you are on your own searching endlessly for new songs.


I was going to say walking but even then you'll probably end up buying some nice walking shoes or gear, then one of those hiking sticks and backpacks so you can take snacks for longer trips.


Starting walking, then run.


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There's a whole world of sports that fit your description. Just go outside and start running. Just find a strong person and start wrestling etc.

Another type would be mental skills like mental math, memory training or navigation.

Also I heard that exploring with metal detector is pretty popular and it's just one time purchase. If you like you can also collect random junk you find.

You can do those challenges where you try to live for certain amount of time with very limited budget or other limitations(just make sure it doesn't turn into anorexia).

If you're good at cold reading you can just buy a tarot deck or another gimmick and scam people.

For stargazing all you need is a telescope. Birdwatching is similar too.

Some people are really into mushroom picking/ herb foraging. You should be good to go with just one book.

Most board games are one purchase only not to mention the variety of games that can be played with just the standard deck. Or you can make up your own with any props.

Urban exploring is also a thing. If you feel adventurous you can try to sneak into non-abandoned places where you're not authorized.

Boats are a bit expensive but sailing sounds pretty fun to try one day.

You don't need anything to get into psychology. Just observe yourself and others and you can have your own theories.

I could probably keep going on and on but I got tired.


Craigslist has a free section with dirt, pallets, couches, and broken electronics. You'd still need gas, multi-meter, and soldering iron for diagnosing and replacing bad components, but you could possibly recover that cost with fixed electronics.

If you don't want to drive anywhere, go on walks through alleyways. I've seen lawnmowers and broken TV sets that people put out for bulk trash pickup.


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Skimming through the main four catalogues (i.e. lazily ctrl+f-ing "fasting"), I didn't see a thread for fasting. Perhaps there is one, there is a more suitable thread to post in than this or maybe it even deserves its own thread (though I have personally always been averse to making threads throughout my longtime experience with imageboards, probably due to relatively stricter pruning policy compared to other formats).
Anyway, I am thinking of going on another multi-day fast. Last time I went about a week. I haven't eaten so far today and would probably just go until Friday then have a nice meal and drink to "celebrate" Saint Patrick's by myself.
I used to fast from sunrise to sunset for religious reasons over most of March when I was younger and didn't and don't notice it having any short or long-term effects on me. I am curious what you think about any of this; is the method I'm doing either harmful or impractical, do any of you regularly fast, are there superior methods to what I am doing and have you found any health or emotional benefits (or detriments) for yourself through fasting besides anything that can more or less be associated with the expected benefit of weight loss?


Don't do it, wiz. Seriously, I don't think it has any positive effects. I used to fast on fridays for months and the only results I got were weight loss/keeping my weight in check and feeling extremely tired and cold around afternoon and evening. I couldn't do anything, couldn't read, play, watch anything because I could barely focus. That's why I stopped doing it, because I couldn't do anything fun on days I starved myself. I guess it is okay if you want to fast if you want to lose weight or if you want to torture yourself, otherwise stop it, please. Even cutting yourself is better than this, if you want to hurt yourself so much or cause yourself physical pain in some way. Monks practiced fasting because they were strictly "no fun allowed" type of people who had nothing better to entertain themselves with.

I advise you to find other things you can satisfy your sense of control with. Oh yeah, and if you are forced to use your strength in any way you are fucked if you fast regularly. This is another reason to stop this madness. If you got into a fight and had to defend yourself (you never know) being at least at average weight is a must. Don't weaken yourself wiz.


I can definitely relate to feeling cold and tired when not eating in the evening, esp. in winter when it gets very painful, but I'm a light weight so it might have something to do with that, I'm not sure.
Fasting is a big health fad these days. I think it's massively exagerated as some sort of one size fits all cure to… every ailment there is, basically, from cancer to erectile dysfunction lol.

>I advise you to find other things you can satisfy your sense of control with.

Meh. Doing it for that reason is better than deluding oneself into believing it is making one healthier and spiritually enlightened or whatever the self-help crowd claims it does… Embrace the neurosis, reject the kooky bullshit and be honest with yourself.


Read an article the other day saying fasting is actually really good for you once in a while. Going a week is stupid but like 1 or 2 days a week is supposed to (I don't remember source) increase dramatically your chances of long life. I too fast sometimes when I don't have groceries or am too lazy lazy cook. So I just smoke weed and write music of clean


Last time I only had hunger pangs around 20-30 hours after starting and then I didn't feel hungry at all after. I only stopped because I wasn't sure if it was harmful or not. I didn't have any tiredness or cold feeling due to not eating.
Do you have an idea about what actually makes it stupid? I couldn't find any information on how much fat it burns vs. how much muscle or other important tissue it also destroys. That and potentially slowing metabolism are all I can think of that might make it stupid and was wondering if you heard anything else or if you can confirm these are why you say that.


Oh yeah, ‘not eating’ sounds like a blast. Great hobby.


it is consumption free


Main benefit for me is that fasting allows my digestive system to rest and improves my skin health. I very often do intermitent fasting where I don't eat past afternoon because it helps me wake up in the morning due to hunger. Supposedly fasting also decreases your mTOR levels increasing your lifespan. I think fasting is fine as long as you maintain a healthy bodyweight. Once when I lost motivation to eat and lost a lot of weight I became emotionally numb and very weak and unmotivated. If you're in a bad place mentally make sure to plan your meals because not bothering with eating can be pretty tempting.



Lots of things on Google man. The human body is super resilient so fasting in smaller chunks is fine.



you can't do shit then

books cost money
electricity costs money(so watching television is not free)
game consoles cost money unless you already have them(the electricity to play them costs money)


exercise is not consumption-free

you burn calories and because of that you have to eat more. it leads to food consumption and water consumption.


I guess you could try bushcrafting, not the type normies do where they buy a truck load of tools, but more like the type where you go into the woods and build your own stuff (tools, shelter etc) with what nature gives you. Exercise without equipment (calisthenics) and maybe meditation might work as well.


dumpster diving
camping(if you already own the equipment)


>dumpster diving
How do you get a big haul home without a car? Cars cost alot. Or were you actually planning on pulling a wagon behind you on foot the entire trip?


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I carried 64 pounds of equipment, food, and video games over a 70+20 litre ruck and 12 liter satchel, through snow and ice and that black slush that forms around the warm stormdrains. It's no big ordeal hiking with weight and even soldiers who are assigned to carry SAW ammo in full plating can adapt to it after a short amount of training. hueg bags come cheap because new production only has milsurp to compete with. You'll never regret your purchase of a bag that can safely store enough food, water, and anime to survive a 7-day bugout to the underside of an overpass.

These look good on paper but anything made to be collapsible and packable will eventually fail at the points of articulation. Adding any significant weight to a bicycle can really wear it down too. If something happens to the bike, anon will have to carry it PLUS his haul. Better to go slow and steady and just make the walk. Better yet, get a tow-behind tot roller, the little strollers with 2 wheels and a canopy. The hobos downtown here use them to store their entire lifehood and they're designed to be incredibly safe and up to the task of pulling weight. Minimal wear on the bike and it's easy to abandon then come back to because who's going to f**k with a baby stroller.


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just buy a decent bike. doesnt have to be fancy, just sturdy as hell. bikes can hold hundreds of pounds with absolute ease, they are basicallt horses



i am afraid the tires will go flat and then i'll have to buy new tubes

it's okay if you have an income but not much if you are a neet



i large backpack or a wagon


>buy and maintain an expensive bicycle and accessories

bicycles have become a upper middle class thing


even if you somehow fuck them up you can patch them. tubes are rubber and to patch it you just need another piece of rubber and some sealant. there are antipuncture liners that go between the tube and the wheel. you can buy puncture resistant tubes as well, or just buy the sealing compound and squirt it into a tube. special tubes also exist that are much thicker on the bottom to faciliate being stronger. being neet is no excuse to not get good equipment. you can make money selling garbage you find on ebay. you are basically investing in yourself by getting a nice bike. the only other alternative is a big ass wagon or shopping cart but have fun pushing/pulling that around. or a car, but that is expensive and takes gas. to start you probably will just use any backpack and then use the money to get better stuff


>bicycles have become a upper middle class thing
Again. Or did you forget it was created for the upper middle class?


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fair but my point was that it was more of a prole thing for a while in the mid 20th century
now it's more of a fashionable trend for virtue signalling green urbanites and lycra clad tryhards with rides that are twice as expensive as a used car


Lucid dreaming and astral projection. Unless you count dream sex or astral sex as consumption.

Bodyweight strength training




Screaming at animals in nature

Journaling with a huge 600 page notebook, that you'll only have to replace once every 6-12 months


ban astral chads from having dream sex


I'll be in the middle of nowhere in summer. I won't have any access to the internet and I won't bring my laptop there. What would you suggest? There is a sea nearby and I'll swim, but I cannot do it all day or all summer. I'm waiting for your recommendations. Thanks in advance.



i have been experimenting with intermittent fasting for brain benefits, and to rid of my pot belly


I can already tell you will be posting about this for months, not succeeding and eventually falling for another useless meme.


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>I'll be in the middle of nowhere in summer. I won't have any access to the internet and I won't bring my laptop there. What would you suggest? There is a sea nearby and I'll swim, but I cannot do it all day or all summer. I'm waiting for your recommendations. Thanks in advance.
you could take a field guide with you to identify plants and animals, a star chart, planisphere, or astrolabe and learn the stars, and by the sea you could do fishing, shrimping, cockling, or whatever is there. if you're identifying plants anyway you could try making cordage from nettles and baskets from coppice, that kinda stuff, and see if you can find anything tasty


Thank you. I go survey the area as you say, but I'm looking for some hobbies that I could do indoors mostly because it's too hot outside like 43C degrees.


that's very hot especially as it's by the sea, but you could harmonize your time indoors and outdoors whether it's coming up with knots or weaves, practicing things like furoshiki, suburi, zazen, or analyzing cuttings you've brought back with you

there's also nothing wrong with just relaxing on hot days


Thanks for your suggestion.

>practicing things like furoshiki, suburi, zazen, or analyzing cuttings you've brought back with you

They all look so useful and meaningful. By the way, I talked to myself about what I like and what I want to do, and I realised I wanted strength and skills related to that. I'll learn how to do boxing and get a trainer if necessary, will do hiking, camping and bouldering etc. As you see in UFC fights, they use all the means in the hexagon. So, practicing some moves and doing shadowboxing at home is the best in my opinion. Even though you're doing the wrong stuff, you'll improve your body and overall athleticism.


> Screaming at animals in nature
Please tell us more about this one.


I scavenge animal bones, pelts, skulls and anything cool from the beach to make sculptures.





chess. you can obviously consume all the learning material you want but you can also just get good by basically playing a ton of games on the internet or against a computer if you try to learn from them


wheres my intermittint fasting bro


I posted the article here
I think fasting is a healthy activity once in a while, I mean humans are just animals and we evolved to be able to withstand not being able to have food during winters and bad harvests. We are cavemen and if a caveman can do something so can we


im fasting right now


Im not. But when I was super poor and had no food it was a good pastime


Some also provide gaming in dozens of other currencies as effectively.


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personally i have been getting into poetry, all you need is a pen and a notebook, or you can write it in some digital app.

An example would be

1. subject: a bird

2. theme: freedom

And then you roll that together and write about a bird who subtly represents freedom

poetry is easier than you think!


I was thinking about bringing back some sort of artisanal hobby. When I was a young teenager I used to build things with my hands, crappy mechanisms, had a fixation on bows which culminated in surprisingly (for something made by a 14 year old) powerful crossbow (it could've probably pierced a skull)

Maybe I could make plushies and sell them. It would be fun sharing something I make and I haven't built/made anything for so long. A hobby like that could bring in money.

For math that's a little low, but a good idea. Having that knowledge without an outlet for applying it is it's own problem, so I don't recommend this.


I think just doing the problems is enough, are you saying that you struggle with motivation without a means to apply the knowledge? If so, just take it less serious, learning math is fun silly little games for silly little boys


That's a very odd suggestion and wording. Anyways if you don't take math seriously you're not gonna learn it because it's hard. It's kind of like bulking up to become really fit, but then you need to have some kind of weight lifting, mountain climbing, or sport outlet for it, otherwise what's the point?




One can't bulk up without resistance training such as weightlifting so your simile falls short there. besides, a man doesn't need a reason to get fit. A healthy body is a prepared body. A healthy body is the foundation of a happy mind.

>what's the point?

The experience of learning is fun even if the learner has no application for the knowledge. He can still entertain himself by testing and advancing himself.


sounds like you may enjoy bushcrafting or whittling


I had a really good book collection on origami from Roberts Lang, but I forgot, never read and I can't find. Anyway, this video summarize:


It seems you don't understand the idea of a "hobby".


>you dont consume if you only consume once

okay, retard


gardening is really cool

you can use milk jugs and other bottles as pots. also you can turn garbage into soil/compost. and seeds from stuff you already eat can be planted to grow your own stuff

really good hobby for unemployed wizzers. it's also immensely satisfying at a primal level seeing their growth every day you go to water them and knowing you are responsible

many fruits and vegetables are also not 'true to seed' meaning when their genetics are like a bizarre lottery and you never know what youll get which makes it interesting. dragonfruit is a good example


That's exactly my situation, I mainly read, I exercise (calisthenics), I go for a walk and I'm thinking about fulfilling my childhood autistic dream of working on stones or maybe wood.


If you do end up working stone I highly recommend taking ventilation and breathing protection seriously.
The dust from that stuff fucks your lungs. It really doesn't take a lot to cause issues.


Would a mask be enough?


Depends on the mask and the general setup.

Like if you are cutting/grinding stuff wet then there would be very little dust. It which case a mask might not even be needed.

But if you were powdering silica in a hermetically sealed room with not even the faintest of air flow, while wearing a ski mask, bro you gonna die.


depends heavily on the particle size

if you are chiseling and carving stone by hand outside you dont need anything crazy

if you are sawing, grinding, cutting, etc and producing dust, then you need an air filter and dust collection and a mask tbh

for wood if you work by hand, you can cut, saw, drill, chisel, etc and you dont need a mask. the moment you use powered tools though you need dust collection and air filtering and sometimes a mask

i built a shelf outside today and the dust was so bad i had to walk away after every cut and wait for it to settle. this was with a breeze too


everytime you dont consume, you're not consuming idiot

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