It’s better to burn out than to rust!
Guess I would have to agree that I would rather be tired and disinterested as opposed to corroding into rust!
I have honestly begun to see burnout as something that results from intense participation to the point of crossing the line from fun to boredom; from learning to “been there, done that, have the T-Shirt and hat.”
The only problem I have with burnout is finding something to replace the stuff that got boring and the more whiskers I grow the more difficult it is to find new challenges.
I know exactly what you are talking about. I often envy people who have one lifelong interest that they carry from childhood to old age. I tend to have so many interests that I bounce around from thing to thing. Radio has been one exception.
Still, if you experience burnout, it means you are doing something. I am amazed at the number of people who retire and find they don’t know what to do with their time. They sit and rust.