If you have been following me as I meander through the implications and manifestions of fun, you’ll understand why I’m sharing a post I found – a post called “Play vs Fun.” I quote:
We played this weekend. Yep, there I said it. We played. Not “we had fun this weekend”, but “we played this weekend”. The difference? There is no motive for play except well play. Nothing gets checked off a list when you play except the item that says “play.” I can have fun doing so many things. I can have fun cleaning my house if I am in the right mood and have some good tunes playing. I can have fun at work. I can have fun packing boxes for our move. AND that is so good to find fun inside the things I need to do. I love that I can make most things fun and enjoyable. What I have trouble doing is not doing anything “worthwhile”–that is something on a list that has an end result. I am “play challenged” no doubt. I think some of that is from my upbringing. Some of that thinking is just because of the person that I am-I am a doer. So for me to say “no work all play” this weekend is pretty monumental.
Actually, I find myself wanting to entire post with you. In fact, before you read further, do us both a favor – click on the link I linked to when I shared the link: Play vs Fun.
Read it? A very good addition, don’t you think, to our dialog. A helpful reminder about what we’re about.
So now that you have, and not in any way to divert you from your contemplations, I just have to ask you this: do you think we’d play if it wasn’t fun?
A playful path is the shortest road to happiness.
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