Bento is my hobby. It is a creative outlet for me, and I enjoy it. I wouldn’t be doing it for going on 5 years if I didn’t take pleasure from it.
My hobby has no less value than yours.
I have a friend who was passionate about a hobby I didn’t understand and didn’t appeal to me. She spent all kinds of time and effort on her projects. I didn’t really get it, but I recognized that was her “thing”, and that was okay. It gave her pleasure and enjoyment. It was an artistic expression, and a personal accomplishment. I didn’t have to get it.
We all have our things. Your thing may be different than mine. But it doesn’t make it any more or less valuable.
From Webster’s Dictionary:
HOBBY : a pursuit outside one’s regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation.
I think one of the fastest ways you can hurt someone is point at something they love, and call it a waste of time. To say or imply it has no value. That they have no value.
“Ain’t nobody got time for that” is a funny meme… it’s funny right up until someone uses it in reference to something you put your heart in. Something you enjoyed doing and took pride in the result.
Bento is my hobby. You don’t have to understand it. You don’t have to like it. But please, don’t try to hurt me for doing something I love. You belittle my hobby, you belittle me.
So who has the time? Lots of people. We all have the time. We spend our time doing the things we love.