Things you never thought you'd be interested in

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  1. Pugilistic

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    Have you found yourself being interested in stuff that you'd never thought you'd be interested in?
    For me, it's surfing. Growing up I had no interest in water sports besides the swimming occasionally for health. When I saw people surfing and catching waves, my reaction was always, "Why."

    Then last year, I went on a trip with a couple friends to a beach with good waves and since it was cheap to rent surfing gear, they convinced me to try it. I was ambivalent to the idea and I thought I wouldn't really enjoy myself that much. But I was wrong. I finally understood the excitement of catching a wave.

    My trip to the US is coming up and one of the things I'm most excited about is surfing again. I can't stop myself from watching youtube videos about surfing.

    This makes me realize I should be open to trying out everything in life even if you don't think you'll enjoy it, because you never know that you might find yourself getting really into it.
     
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    American football.

    I started it in 2009 after a lifetime of just doing combat sports, I wanted to train myself to perceive what was going on in a melee with greater accuracy.

    I chose American football over rugby because I liked the shape of my nose and ears.

    Since I've found it to be a life defining passion.
     
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    When I was young, I never thought I'd be interested in poker.

    Then I learned in high school and became super interested. I loved watching it on TV and it motivated me to get better and make money. Then, Black Friday hit.

    Now, that I haven't been able to play for money for years, I'm back to not being interested
     
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    It's sort of the opposite for me, i'm losing interest in a few things. Like watching the NFL. I probably won't watch this season.

    But yeah, since we got a house, I've been interested in a bit of gardening and making sure my grass is green.

    Also, i'm pretty sure there's marijuana growing in a part of the garden. So i'm very interested to see how that pans out. I'm gonna replant it to backyard though
     
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    Really, though - nothing in the way of entertainment.

    Closest I can come is I'm learning a lot of baby stuff and how household utilities work and whether or not I can fix/replace them on my own, both of which I didn't have any interest in before.
     
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    Gardening

    Making money instead of spending it

    Being alive in general
     
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    leg locks. I still hate those hipster lock lock guys, but they are fun to do.
     
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    what do you do with them?
     
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    growing my own garden - nothing better than going outside and picking something you grew to cook.
     
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    Curling. Ridiculous sport, but my wife got me into it and now I'm hooked.
     
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