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Have you ever been discouraged or critisized for your hobby or interest?

Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by Adora, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. Hedgehog Instigator

    Hedgehog Instigator Chomp chomp chomp!

    Oct 3, 2014
    If it makes you happy that's what matters.
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  2. unsurewhattoname

    unsurewhattoname Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2015
    Yes, but I'm glad I was. With no input from my parents I'd be a hoarder. It hurt a lot at the time when they'd often have to go through my stuff and throw away things, or get me to make decisions on my collections I didn't want to make (e.g. "pick your favourite 5"). But without them constantly discouraging me I would not be able to get in and out of my bedroom I'm sure. Doing that caused me to become interested in a different kind of collecting, one not of actual items, something I still have to this day. I collect information. I have folders and folders on my computer, same as I had boxes and boxes in my bedroom. Information is more useful anyway. I can sort through it in the same way I lined up collections over and over in different ways. It's taken digital form, which is good and I love it. Without that discouragement I wouldn't have this.
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  3. Donovan64

    Donovan64 New Member

    Mar 27, 2017
    I grow up in a Christian family, and I felt that I'm teased by my interest and hobbies, and even now when my parents said that I won't learn anything from watching cartoons and comedy shows. Shows inspire me to write my own story and it hurts me so bad. I feel like an outcast, no one in my family
    likes my stories or videos
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  4. Adora

    Adora Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2015
    My dad use to say similar things to me too,he use to pick on my interests which were drawing and Greek mythology and told me that I'm learning useless information that no one will ask me about,I once did a drawing and it was turning out nice up until I used the wrong skin tone on the character and it completely ruined the drawing I was devastated but my dad just said that if it doesn't earn money it's useless,don't let your family discourage you from your interests and hobbies they are a positive thing to have I went 2 years without drawing anything but now I draw again which is very beneficial for your mind,and creativity is a great thing to have and I'm sorry your family would try to discourage such a wonderful thing.
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  5. Maelstrom

    Maelstrom Magical Pattern Auspie

    Nov 19, 2014
    Same for me @Adora ,they even ruined my college degree always pushing me away from what I was good at.:confused:
    I could be teaching art now ...with a wife and home !
    Instead of surrounded by a world full of wolves with my back to the wall.:eek:........:wolfface::wolfface::wolfface::wolfface::wolfface::wolfface:
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