Why Play Is The Serious Business Of Life

Perhaps play is the origin of all creativity…

Can you be truly creative without being playful? Even the darker arts require a sense of mischief… or so I’ve heard ;-)

The most creative people in life are nearly always the most playful; completely lacking that sense of self-important intellectualism that makes a soul as stiff as cardboard.

We need to become like little children, finding joy in the simplest things, learning to play in the mundane and never growing tired of repetition.

How many problems in this world are caused by people who take themselves too seriously?

Being playful is the serious business of life… who is your “play” mentor?

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5 Responses to “Why Play Is The Serious Business Of Life”

  1. Tammy Renzi February 5, 2013 at 5:42 am #

    My husband CJ is my play mentor. We make fun and play part of every day.
    I love the line about taking yourself too seriously!

  2. Great Jollyhoombah February 5, 2013 at 5:48 am #

    My wife Tammy is my play mentor. As Gerry Spence says, “Play, play, play your life away!”

  3. Annette Skarin February 5, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    I’ve had to play alone. I’m up there in years…more than you…or you…but I will climb on a swing and push into the soft sand, pumping, leaning forward, leaning pointy toes back, up, up, against the chainlinks protesting scritch. Ahhh…I let it all go. Flying over the heads of the serious ones. Only I have a smile.

  4. Phil Rood February 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    I have had different play mentors at different times in my life… right now, my kids are the ones who have helped me keep in mind the importance of having fun, both in my creative work, and in everyday life. My wife and I have fun and crack jokes a lot too, we really strive to make our time together fun

    When I was a kid, my play mentors were guys like Jim Henson and Shel Silverstein. These were guys who were making things that were fun. Even sometimes when their work got dark(“The Dark Crystal” for example)it was still fun through its storytelling and its characters. It was a revelation to me that there was work to be had that could be fun and creatively rewarding.

    Finally, all through my life, my siblings have been inspirational in terms of having fun with life. We are constantly cracking jokes, seeing who can make the best one and trying to make each other laugh. We’ve never been dragged down with the baggage of taking ourselves too seriously.


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