Do you have any hobbies?

Yes. Bringing down the patriarchy.

Defenders of the work ethic point out the need for hobbies. It is a meaningful way to spend one’s free time, as opposed to mere idling.

Conservatives often employ a purely moral argument for having hobbies. In the Christian tradition, idleness is associated with sin, as expressed in the saying “the devil finds work for idle hands.” The important thing about hobbies is that they keep the individual occupied. Translated to society as a whole, this pessimistic anthropology implies that idleness can cause social unrest. The hobby-less individual is potentially even politically dangerous.

What would leisure look like if it was no longer shaped by the dynamics of exploited and alienated labor?