Leisure Time : How Can We Define Leisure?

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Leisure Time Essay How can we define leisure? Leisure is free time from the demands of work or duty, when one can rest, enjoy hobbies or sports, etc. In the book it says, “The word “leisure” evokes a variety of thoughts, images, and concepts. Normative de-notations of the word have traditionally been expressed in terms of free time or activity and some scholars have added state of mind as an alternative definition of the word (see Mannell & Kleiber, 1997)”. When you are bored, your leisure time can be a stress reliever from the things that occur in your everyday life such as going to work. It can be a time to reflect and spend time with your loved ones. George Eastman once said, “What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are” (George Eastman, Brainy quotes). Having leisure time can also determine who you will and can become. Leisure can also consist of hobbies you enjoy when you do not have to work. Our interviewees have their own unique leisure activities that they personally like doing. Different acts might be difficult for people of different ages and gender. Our goal was to find out if age and gender determine what leisure activity people do. We interviewed three people of different ages and gender in order to learn their specific leisure activities and leisure constraints. Aman, interviewed his 45-year-old mother Salma Haji about her leisure time activities and her leisure
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