A few years ago, a wise old man (my dad) asked me what my answer was to the inevitable question when meeting new people - "What do you do?". Of course, my reflex was to answer "I'm an engineer!" (and yes, I do always say it with an exclamation mark).
"NOOOO!" roared Dad. "If your job is all you do, there is something wrong with you! It's boring! It shows no imagination!"
And you know what? He's absolutely right.
So THAT is why I have my "other life". Hobbies stop me from being (more) insane.
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