Men and Hobbies

It’s not true that hobbies are just for children and women. There is often a stigma attached to men developing hobbies, but there are indeed a variety of “manly” outlets available that could appeal to the most masculine of the male species.  How about going back in time and seeing how men used to spend their leisure time?  There was a lot more to life then than just the Internet.  Indeed, the game of chess dates back to the 18th century, as Benjamin Franklin declared in his essay ‘The Morals of Chess’ that playing the game created “valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, [that] are to be acquired or strengthened by it, so as to become habits, ready for all occasions.” As well, it is an incredible discipline and while playing it, men can: enhance their concentration; fine tune their critical thinking and further develop their problem-solving skills.  For this and other hobby ideas for men, check out the different subscription titles available through the National Magazine Exchange.

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