Something went wrong with the world when people stopped making things for themselves. Relying on commerce for everything is no way to live. Learning crafts and skills is integral for human happiness. Watching television is not a hobby, it vegetates the mind, instead of refreshing it. Feeling productive, skilled, useful is not really optional – not having some outlet for this basic human need results in frustration and discontent. The happiest people are busy people, but busy in the right areas of life, creative and constructive.
Nurture your creative side, and protect it fiercely. Cook, sew, paint, knit, embroider, spin, weave, garden, sculpt, crochet. Keep learning new skills and trying new things. Be excited, be open. Encourage others to do the same.
This is where happiness and contentment and peace of mind lie. In our very hands.