Let it be a hobby, a pastime, a social thing—like it used to be, like it always was.
Cooking up scientific explanations of the plagues has been a pastime for years.
People like to brag about their connections in D.C. It's a pastime for some.
late 15c., passe tyme "recreation, diversion, amusement, sport," from pass (v.) + time (n.). Formed on model of Middle French passe-temps (15c.), from passe, imperative of passer "to pass" + temps "time."