One of my favorite hobbies is cooking.
People have to eat multiple times each day, so it’s a skill you’re forced to practice constantly unless you eat out all of the time.
If you’re learning an instrument, your survival doesn’t rely on the music you create with it. On the contrary, the products of my experiments in cooking nourish my body and my soul. As I get better at it, I don’t make as many mistakes as I did in the past. I know that’s a huge barrier for people who don’t know how to cook. They make mistakes and throw out food in frustration. I think I was lucky to have a mother and father who both cooked nearly every day of the week. We never went to restaurants to eat meals, although sometimes we ordered Chinese food or pizza from a local tavern. If I eat Chinese food these days, I usually cook it myself rather than get it from a restaurant. Unfortunately, these kinds of food put a lot of oil and grease in the air. Whenever I swap out my air conditioner filter, it usually has an orange and brown tint to it. Recently I had a mishap while cooking that started a small fire that only lasted for two minutes at most. HOwever, it created so much smoke that I had to open windows and turn on the air conditioner to circulate the air. Thankfully a/c circulating helped thin out the smoke so I could breathe again. A lot of it got outside through open windows, but the amount of soot on my a/c filter leads me to believe that it was the air conditioner that got the smoke out of the air so quickly.