chapter  11
Serious leisure, volunteerism and quality of life
ByROBERT A. STEBBINS
Pages 13

Serious leisure and quality of life have an obvious affinity for one another; as suggested in the old popular song ‘Love and Marriage’, they go together like a horse and carriage. Consider the want-based approach to quality of life, the approach used in this chapter. It consists of four components:

a sense of achievement in one’s work, an appreciation of beauty in nature and the arts, a feeling of identification with one’s community, a sense of fulfillment of one’s potential.