You watch…and forget to live.
Watching can only appeal for so long. It’s just a matter of time before the sun shines bright enough and your friends call you loudly enough before you realize how silly it is to be sitting in the shade, staring at the crowds enjoying yourself. When that happens, it’s the time to blink, stand up, stretch, and join the crowd. Trust me…there’ll still be people tomorrow.
What downsides have you found to watching others in your free time? Come on, now — I know you’ve got some. 🙂