Opinion polls on all subjects. Opinions? Heck yes, we have opinions - but we're *always* nice about it, even when ours are diametrically opposed to yours. Register your vote today!
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It's one of the great things about being retired. I can work in the yard until I'm tired, lunch, nap, and go back out in late afternoon. If a book I'm reading is particularly interesting, I can stay up until 1 or even 2 if I "can't put the book down." If my wife has one of her BIG projects in mine, I can help her instead of going outside. If I want to take my camera for a walk and tour the neighborhood for a couple of hours, I can. The luxury of having time to do it is wonderful.
Too much to do in a day, but that's the way it should be when one has lots of time to do what one wants to do.
I understand that there are those who don't know what to do with themselves after retirement. I can't imagine that.
I started the poll because I was curious about the answers people would give. Are you saying white people can’t be sympathetic to or empathetic for Blacks? Yes, I could have asked race, unti also don’t like polls with 25 options and I didn’t think about it at the time I wrote it. Another difficult with polls here is that the more options you have, the larger the chance that each one gets 1 or fewer votes, and then aLso becomes meaningless. So including a lot of options doesn’t necessarily give useful results.
People who work very quickly or need breaks from hobbies can run out of things they want to spend time on, even though they love those things. The man down the street loves to work on old cars, but I don’t see him tinkering on cars very often when I walk by. Maybe once a month. I am more likely to see him walking his wife’s difficult dog so she doesn’t have to do it. I never see her.
showtalk says: "People who work very quickly or need breaks from hobbies can run out of things they want to spend time on, even though they love those things."
I acknowledge that there are those like the gentleman you discuss. I have too many hobbies and things I love to do to run out of time. There's lots of parks within an hour's drive. My camera and I have plenty to keep us busy.
Photography is a wonderful hobby.
Irrelevant?? Libraries provide access to real books, to e-books, to resource materials, periodicals and so much more. They lend DVDs and CDs; they have programs for adults and children and yes, they have computers with internet access to people who don't have/can't afford mobile phones. I've been a library user since I was old enough to read, and not having the library open for three months has been one of the hardest parts of the pandemic for me. It's short-sighted to think that "online resources" are available to everyone. I grew up in poverty. We didn't even have a telephone. I still remember my awe at seeing an entire room with floor to ceiling shelves of books all available to borrow for FREE. I wouldn't be where I am today without libraries. So don't be so quick to dismiss them as irrelevant.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do