Survey Finds That One-Third of Americans Believe You’re Never Too Old To Learn New Hobbies

by Courtney Blackann
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Do you remember being an adolescent or teen and wanting to try that fun, new club but being a bit too shy? Maybe it was the cross country ski team or the drama club. Maybe it was the debate team. Oftentimes in these periods of our lives, we’re too self-conscious to branch out of our comfort zones and try new hobbies.

However, it’s not too late. That is, most Americans believe there’s plenty of time later in life to find those hobbies you wanted to try but never could. While the debate team might be a reach, you can still get outdoors and learn to hike, ski, camp and fish with the best of the avid outdoorsman.

It’s Okay to Tryout New Hobby

According to People, a recent survey conducted by OnePoll in partnership with the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, two thousand Americans were given a study about late-life hobbies. For the most part, people felt like once you fell into your routine, that was that.

However, about 30% of people studied in the poll believe it’s never too late to learn a new hobby. We’re with those people. While many outdoors activities do require a certain amount of skill, hiking, camping and fishing can still be fun for novices!

Another setback keeping Americans from exploring new interests is time. Yes, we’re all busy working our 40 hours per week. However, this shouldn’t hold you back from finding new things to do in your area. You can always browse local Facebook groups or ads in the paper to determine what’s going on in your community.

So if you’re worried that somehow you’ll be judged for being especially bad at bowling, chess, fishing or rock climbing – do yourself a favor and swallow those insecurities. We’re all out here just trying to be our best selves. This includes growing physically and mentally.

Celebrities Pick Up New Hobbies, Too!

While the Covid-19 pandemic forced many to stay home and reevaluate daily life, people got pretty creative during their alone time.

One of these people is none other than Kip Moore. The country singer said he got a bit creative during his time in quarantine. He picked up a new skill because of this.

“I renovated my house this year during quarantine,” Moore explains. “[Friend Dan] Couch is amazing and taught me a ton about putting in walls, ceilings, building bed frames. You name it, we did it.”

The country singer is just one example of taking a situation and adapting. This surely leaves room for those wanting to switch careers or are newly retired to learn new hobbies or take up new projects.

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