It seems a shame that school experiences can make us think we hate doing things that we actually love to do. John and I were talking about how that happened to both of us. School made us think we hated doing things we actually love to do.
I thought I hated research... In school, I had to write papers, which required doing research in inadequate libraries where you couldn't find enough sources and you had to type it on a typewriter and use footnotes. I still hate books with footnotes. However, I love, love love research. The internet has made research so enjoyable. I am always researching something on the web. It starts with reading or watching or hearing something that catches my attention. I search for it on the internet. And one thing leads to another and another and it is just so much fun.
I thought I hated physical activity... In school, physical activity happened during recess and PE with their regimented competitive sports activities. I don't like having balls thrown at me and I hate having to hit them, kick them or try to catch them. And in PE, you added the nasty locker room scene. The physical activities I enjoy, like hiking and dancing and walking, were never part of school.
In fact, the fifties seemed to be all about avoiding physical activity. I don't remember getting much physical activity as a child. I spent all my time reading. I never understand berating today's kids for not being active... we weren't at all active when I was growing up.