The purpose of Amateur Microscopy – some thoughts

After having read a question, I was wondering about the use and purpose of amateur microscopy in general.

Image collection:

1:41 Two microscopy anecdotes
5:50 Videos alone do not capture the full hobby
6:25 Microscopy connects you to your environment
7:43 Comparing microscopy to other hobbies
8:14 Comparing microscopy to amateur astronomy
9:17 Purpose of microscopy
11:18 Try it out first
12:02 Challenge yourself to keep yourself motivated
13:15 Not many citizen science projects
15:19 Increasing the knowledge of the world
16:35 How useful is microscopy in daily life?