Do you have hobbies?
The question is fairly straight forward. When I started in business school I noticed that most of the fund managers or PM's who would come talk repeated a similar refrain. It was a point of pride to spend every moment thinking about investing. They would all say something along the lines of, I don't watch tv/I don't follow sports/I only read trade periodicals, etc. In school I assumed this was a form of the humble brag or justification for their out-performance (I do so well because I spend every second of every day working that's how dedicated I am). But I noticed among classmates this was true and now that I've been working for a year I hear similar comments from more junior analysts. I can't tell if this is just because they feel like leisure time is looked down up and they're trying to fit in or if they truly have no hobbies/interests.
So my question is do you guys actually do things for fun or do you only do something if it will make you a better investor? I enjoy my job, I enjoy reading biographies and investing books but I also enjoy following the NFL on sundays in the fall, reading fiction books just for enjoyment or going watch a movie from time to time. Is that really so crazy? I understand when undergrads on WSO talk about how they will spend every second of every day living the markets so they will become the next Carl Icahn but when I'm talking to people in their 30's and older I expected a different response.