Popular hobbies and interests change
over time and are more a reflection of
trends and fashions than an indication of
what individuals really want to do in
their spare time. To what extent do you
agree with this statement? Give reasons
for your answer
Time has a definite influence over lifestyle of individuals which, therefore, leads to change iof tastes to them. Such as older generation have different hobbies as compaerd to their younger counterpart.
Advancement of technology with the time has affected the lifestyle of citizens of society to a greater extent. This has directly affected the hobbies and interests also. In the past people had hobbies like collecting stamps and coins, visiting peaceful places, for example. On contrary, these days people are interested in achieving higher scores on online games than their friends. Another example of influence of technological era is collectiion and possesion of electronic and expensive things.
One more reason for this change is incresed globlization and influence of internet on todays brains. They want to become a part of the international culture. So they acquire such hobbies from their peers or media, which make them feel more acceptable and appericiated among their friends and society.
In general, society is not much aware of its interests and is imitating what they see or listen in their atmosphere. Hobbies are important pary of a person's life, so they should be chosen and developed carefully, it can also become a professoon later in life.