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    The BBC’s Get Playing initiative found a huge drop in the number of people who keep on playing an instrument after the age of sixteen. On The Surgery this week we’re talking about how you can stick with something even if it’s tough.

    Have you carried on a childhood hobby? Have you dedicated your life to achieving one goal? Are you always starting something new?

    If you want some help and advice on how to stick with something, even if it’s tough going, tune into The Surgery on Wednesday 20th July where Gemma and Dr Radha will be there to help.

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    The BBC’s Get Playing initiative found a huge drop in the number of people who keep on playing an instrument after the age of sixteen. On The Surgery this week we’re talking about how you can stick with something even if it’s tough.

    Have you carried on a childhood hobby? Have you dedicated your life to achieving one goal? Are you always starting something new?
    I have been going swimming regularly for organised sessions (e.g. swimming lessons and now the local amateur swimming club) since I was six and I have absolutely no intention of stopping. Hopefully when I go to uni next year I will still be able to keep going as I just love it!

    I play an instrument - the piano - which I only started doing when I was in year 8 (so when I was about twelve). I'm seventeen now and I still take lessons, although it can be hard to find the time to fit in enough practice, especially around exam season, which may explain why the initiative found a huge drop after age sixteen. I don't really want to stop playing, but I think at uni it will be harder to find the time (and the instrument - I can hardly take my digital piano with me!) to play.
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    (Original post by BBC Radio 1)
    The BBC’s Get Playing initiative found a huge drop in the number of people who keep on playing an instrument after the age of sixteen. On The Surgery this week we’re talking about how you can stick with something even if it’s tough.

    Have you carried on a childhood hobby? Have you dedicated your life to achieving one goal? Are you always starting something new?

    If you want some help and advice on how to stick with something, even if it’s tough going, tune into The Surgery on Wednesday 20th July where Gemma and Dr Radha will be there to help.

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    This may be silly but anime really. I started watching Naruto and One Piece at 4. 13 years later, going stronger than ever (:ahee:).
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    But I think some people overlook some stuff in anime. A lot of manga are biographies and flooded with interesting stuff. Plus almost all protagonists no matter what never throw in the towel. To me that could practically be what's gotten me here today :laugh:
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    I particularly love "When you give up, your dreams and everything else, they're gone."
    ...yeah I dream a lot
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    I used to play the French Horn and Piano, well I was learning to play them, never really liked playing the Piano though. This was during primary school and the first couple of years of high school.
    I actually got pretty good at the French Horn too. I gave it all up in the end, back then I cared a lot more about 'social acceptance' and silly stuff like that. Playing a musical Instrument is really time consuming though and it does take a toll. For example, I had only 10 mins for lunch as the rest of lunch time was allocated to music lessons, so I was missing out on playing football (which I didn't even enjoy playing) with the other 'cooler' kids and other activities like talking about the latest professional football game.

    As for the question, my childhood hobby was fractions. When I was a baby I remember my dad giving me blocks that were in different colours and sizes that represented different fractions & quantities. I loved to play with them.
    I think it's what fuelled my passion for maths. Not to sound pretentious but, I'm 'better' than all of my peers when it comes to maths. - By better I mean more advanced, I like to stay ahead of everyone by literally dedicating most of my free time to teaching myself the syllabus outside of school. I learnt to enjoy maths at an early age and I still enjoy it now.

    I have just finished my GCSEs and will soon be doing A-levels, I hope to continue and study maths at university (Trinity, Cambridge - Although I am reconsidering this, since I'm very interested in the PPE course Oxford and a couple of other universities offer). I have wanted to study maths and attend Cambridge since I was in year 8, when I watched, I can't remember the exact name of it, but it was along the lines of 'The history of mathematics'. I was just so dazed by how important maths is and by the fact we use maths in our everyday lives that were pioneered thousands of years ago.

    Starting something new. In terms of hobbies I very rarely pick-up new hobbies or even try new things. I guess I'm just happy with the way things are and don't want anything to change, as childish as that mentality is.
    The most recent hobby I picked up was probably a year ago now; fountain pen collecting - Yeah, not as boring as it sounds! However, Pokemon GO (which came out yesterday) will probably turn into my newest obsession.
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    Golf is the sport I can't give up.
    Archery always finds it's way back to me too.


    But music is the thing that occupies my life - whether it's writing lyrics or listening to music.
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