Is it work? Is it play? What constitutes the life we lead?
We start life with play, part of the great learning cycle of life, but unfortunately many of us forget to do this much past adolescence. Yes, we play golf and perhaps take part in a team sport, but that is not play. It’s not the same as the inventive games that we enjoyed growing up. Things that developed the mind through humour, exploration, and stretching beyond our comfort zones.
We get entrenched in ‘education’, (the real education takes place in life), writing exams, and being pushed to decide on careers. Once we decide on direction, we become mired in the mud of earning a living, paying rent, or if lucky enough, a mortgage.
Then relationships enter the picture, if they haven’t already. This creates an outlet for fun and play, but also creates commitment, which either adds to, or takes away from fun and becomes work!
We sometimes forget how valuable it is to play. No matter what you choose as play …. Do it! It might be golf, a play, fishing, a day with children (where you learn to play again!), or simply a walk on the beach.
Whatever it is, just do it! If it isn’t fun, find something else. Revert to childhood and savour the lost moments.
Life is short …..………….
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