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Why do parents always see your hobby as "wasting time"?

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Asked by anand sakthivel, 12 May '08 04:03 pm
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Dear Anandji, I feel sorry for such children and feel little disturbed about their parents as to why they should feel like that. A child should be allowed first to do what he/she likes. For example, I liked always cycling races and my parents didnt any time discouraged me and in fact I am proud to say that those days I had won Mumbai-Worli race from Parsee Gymkhana at Dadar. I am talking around 30 years back wen I was 20 years old and had started working and was going for morning college to do my B.Com and further did my MBA in HR. I have a son who is also an MBA and he likes sports in which he likes Badminton so I made him join NSCI and he is actively taking interest. I never object. I dont know why some parents are thinking as wasting time. A child should be allowed to do what he/she is interested provided nothing objectionable. I really feel pity for such children and feel disturbed for such parents. Al d best. Tke care Regards Cyrus
Answered by cyrus irani, 12 May '08 04:50 pm

 
  
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It is because they think, A hobby is hard work you wouldn't do for a living.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 12 May '08 04:37 pm

 
  
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Parents would want their children to do well in their lives. Unfortunately in india doing well means becoming a doctor or engineer or getting academic excellence in any field. But i feel that the hobbies and interests of the children must be encouraged by the parents. Just imagine if Sachin Tendulkars dad and mom had told him to stick to the books and become a doctor, then probably only his neighbours would be aware of his existence, now the entire world knows him coz he was allowed to pursue his interest. I am not saying every child would become a sachin, all i am saying is to encourage them
Answered by shona nair, 12 May '08 04:36 pm

 
  
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They r much more concerned with our future ease life than giving importance to our hobbies. They r worried and want us to be the best. May be this is the reason.
Answered by mansi giri, 12 May '08 09:41 pm

 
  
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Ignorance.
Answered by Ani Nair, 12 May '08 09:33 pm

 
  
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Its not true. Not all parents are like that!
Answered by Tushar Kher, 12 May '08 05:20 pm

 
  
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Sorry.I do not agree with that.My parents never commented like that nor myself with my children.
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 12 May '08 05:06 pm

 
  
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May be some parents....not all
There are so many parents encouraging their children ....
and try to explore hidden abilities....
Answered by anantharaman, 12 May '08 04:59 pm

 
  
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Because they are parents!!!!!!!!!!
Answered by parthibaraja neelamegam, 12 May '08 04:40 pm

 
  
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Gud ques.............. .........................................maybe bcoz they feel we leave behind on the necessities if we indulge completely in our hobbies
Answered by Antra Karmakar, 12 May '08 04:36 pm

 
  
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