I'm lonely and tired. I wish I could have fun with my wife.
"What's your hobby?" When you write a hobby in your resume blank, when you go out on a blind date and your hobby gets on the topic, most people start with a look of embarrassment. It's because there's nothing that can really come to mind. Koreans are used to making money, but they seem to lack the thought of how and for what purposes they can enjoy using it. So the answer to a hobby is either poor or not. The Sunday newspaper surveyed middle-aged men about their hobbies, along with the polling agency Real Meter. The result was expected. Older men of this era wanted to enjoy hobbies, but they found themselves unable to enjoy leisure at ease because of the lack of time and circumstances The survey was conducted in the form of an online panel survey of 300 men aged 30 years and under 60 in the country (one hundred per generation).(95% confidence level plus ±5.7% sampling error)
I have two hobbies on average and prefer exercise and mountain climbing. At a cost of less than 50,000 won per month, the company enjoys a hobby for about 5 hours and 48 minutes on average per week, with the aim of relieving stress But I don't have enough time to spend with my family and I can't relax my hobby life due to excessive work." This is how I summarize the hobbies of 30-50 Korean children. Although age groups, occupations, incomes and regions differ, they generally did not deviate significantly from the above results. If you take a closer look at one thing, the 30s to 50s usually had two hobbies. Asked about the number of hobbies, those who opted for "two" were the highest among all respondents with 49.1 percent, followed by "one" with 35.5 percent, "three" with 13.4 percent, "five more than five" with 1.1 percent and "four" with 0.9 percent.
Those with two hobbies were the most common among all ages, while only Busan, Ulsan and South Gyeongsang Province had one 45.1 percent, higher than two with 32.5 percent. Income also affected the number of hobbies, with 40 million won being the benchmark. Most of the respondents who said they had "two hobbies" if it was higher than 40 million won chose "one" the most among those who said it was low.
Economic conditions are also affecting the diversity of hobbies. His hobby, which is loved by his seniors, was definitely exercise (33.2 percent). If you look closely, you were enjoying a variety of sports, including 6.3 percent golf, 3.9 percent baseball, 3.4 percent badminton, 3.2 percent cycling, 2.0 percent fitness and 1.7 percent swimming. The runner-up was also an active hobby, with "Rising/Camping/Tracking" (23.7 percent).
It was followed by 7.4 percent for "performance/music/film appreciation," 6.0 percent for "fishing," 4.3 percent for "reading," 4.1 percent for "game," 3.6 percent for "Internet/blog/club," 3.2 percent for "baduk" and 3.0 percent for "travel." The performance/music/film appreciation," which costs relatively more than other hobbies, drew attention as high-income earners' choices were higher than those of other income brackets, with the support of 11.1 percent from less than 20 million won for "reading."
Out of 168 hours a week, the average time spent on hobbies was 5 hours and 48 minutes. Regardless of age, income and region, 48.2 percent said they spend an average of three to six hours a week as a hobby, followed by 22.3 percent for "less than two hours," 17.4 percent for "seven to 10 hours" and 12.1 percent for "more than 11 hours." By region, Daejeon, Chungcheong and Sejong were the only ones that attracted attention, with 30.8 percent of them having "less than two hours."
The average amount of money invested in hobby activities stood at 38.0 percent of the respondents, who said they spent less than 50,000 won per month on average, marking the highest figure in all age groups. However, 23.7 percent of respondents said "60,000 won to 100,000 won" and 11.9 percent said "no cost" spent 106,000 won on average. The older they got, the higher the cost of investing in their hobbies, including 78,000 won for those in their 30s, 105,000 won for those in their 40s and 136,000 won for those in their 50s. Among the respondents who spend an average of 200,000 won to 300,000 won per month, many middle-aged men enjoyed golf, and their main hobby was collecting old items and albums.
Most of them did not spend so much money on hobbies, but there was a reason. This is because most of the sources of "use money" (in cases where income is managed by a spouse or other person) came from their hobbies. Sixty-four percent of the total were enjoying their hobbies with pocket money, compared with 75.5 percent in their 40s. In cases where it is not pocket money, it was 12.5 percent "almost costless," 9.9 percent "non-fund," 9.3 percent "saving," 2.1 percent "arbitrary" and 0.3 percent "lending," which could be inferred about the "difficult" hobbies of the older men. The inability to control "fund," the main driver of a hobby, means that one cannot actively enjoy one's hobby. This explains the hardships of old men who cannot enjoy themselves to the fullest.
Money isn't the only problem, and it's not enough time to spend with their families (25.6 percent) and too much work (23. percent) that makes it difficult for them to enjoy their hobbies. In particular, those who opted for excessive work spend less time on hobbies than other respondents, the survey showed. Their average weekly hobby time was five hours and 21 minutes, 27 minutes less than the overall average. In addition, 13.5 percent of "spouse, child care and neglect of housework," 13.2 percent of "partners are hard to get," 10.0 percent of "family nags" and 6.5 percent of "excessive cost of hobbies" were cited as factors that make life difficult for them.
As such, their hobby lives are difficult due to economic conditions and excessive work depending on the "hand of others." And they are lonely. 33.6 percent of all respondents were found to have a hobby alone. If you are not alone, you will be joined by 25.6 percent of clubs, 16.7 percent of spouses, 16.0 percent of friends, 5.8 percent of co-workers, 2.0 percent of children, and 0.3 percent of internal-law girls. One feature is that 27.3 percent of those who enjoy hobbies with their spouses were in their 50s, more than twice as high as those in their 40s (11.6 percent) and those in their 30s (11.2 percent). As he gets older, he recognizes that "Manura" is an eternal partner in life, and he also enjoys his hobby.
It's hard and lonely, but what is the purpose of continuing one's hobby? Some 47.4 percent said they are having a hobby "to solve stress," with 37.5 percent saying they are healthy within the margin of error. People in their 30s and 40s put more emphasis on health than those in their 50s.