I had a brief conversation with a friend that brought to light an idea I've considered but not written down: interest in a hobby can lead to experiencing things related, but beyond the original focus.
For example: I have a love of good coffee. I dove into the deep end a few years ago buying supplies to brew coffee your average consumer might have never seen. My Chemex still gets questioned when we have guests at our house and my kyoto-style cold brew maker leads me to making jokes about my time as a chemist (jokes). Where the interest in brewing good coffee expanded was when I tried roasting green coffee beans in my backyard. It led to a pocketbook full of roasting and tasting notes but I found the process too laborious - I couldn't roast as fast as I drank either.
Similarly, photography renewed my interest in the outdoors. I spent many early, cold mornings in the surf when I first started shooting and more recently used my camera as an excuse to visit National Parks. I can credit my camera with many other things I enjoy about my life now - it's forced me to see things differently and explore with a more observant eye.
All that to say: having a deep interest in a singular thing can lead to experiences you might not have had otherwise. I'd encourage everyone to find that interest, or meditate on something you currently love that might have benefitted you in more subtle ways.