We are a reason to play. When we were children we woke with a desire to play. We wanted our day to happen. Do we still feel that way?
Play is permission to do. When we play as kids, we get or give ourselves permission to do things, if only in our imaginations. We stop playing well as our brains grow up. No one can change our game but ourselves, and how many are bored or lost? The question in life is not “What is my purpose?”. That questions just makes us look really silly. The biggest question in life is “Are we having fun yet?”.
Do we have time in this life to play? We don’t have time in this life for anything but play. I promise you, you don’t.
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Plato (Ancient Greek Philosopher He was the world’s most influential philosopher. 428 BC-348 BC)
“Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.” Joseph Chilton Pearce
“Play has been man’s most useful preoccupation.” Frank Caplan
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