Does anyone else get fed up of being told “it’s only beer” and not to take it too seriously?
Most people with hobbies know that the subject of their interest isn’t that important in the great scheme of things. Global financial crisis, climate change, careers, family — those are serious.
In our case, beer is something in which we’ve chosen to indulge our interest just seriously enough to occupy a few of the spare hours when we’re not worrying about all that other stuff.
We take lots of other things just as seriously, too — Bubble Bobble, the Beatles, curry, spaghetti westerns….
What’s the point of a hobby if you don’t thrown yourself into it?