Born, played, having a blast in life.
I'm a recovering GAS -(guitar acquisition syndrome) addict.
My real passion is listening to someone else play something, and then wanting to 'play that too'.
Makes no difference if the person is a complete novice, or a seasoned pro. ... Something magical in listening and watching someone else play and visualizing how they are doing it.
Always the student I'd guess.
My other newly realized interest is Lutherie, and to a greater extent, repair. Like most of us who've played for many years- we've all done 'things' to our instruments and have 'learned' in the process.
I'm a bit tired of that learning and am now procuring proper tools...