Sunday, May 26, 2002
This from Pat Armitstead,
"New Zealand's Only Joyologist"
The Surgeon General warns this correspondence contains powerful anti-depressants ….use only as directed and see your doctor if you are not amused !
"Silly is you in a natural state, and Serious is something you have to do until you can get silly again" - Mike Meyers, in his interview on Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo). Click here to read my personal further explorations of this particular dichotomy.
Another relationship that I've been playing hard with is that between fun and happiness. To date, the most boldworthy is:
You can't choose to be happy, but you can choose to have fun.
I think this is coming close to the core - explaining, for me, at least, why my focus has shifted from happiness to play to games to fun. Something about the apparent triviality of the word "fun" makes it so much more approachable, accessible, achievable...
And here's a passel from my friend Charles:
"Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness." - Mary Satton
"Take time every day to do something silly." - Philips Walker
"The most thoroughly wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed" - Nicolas de Chamfort
"Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun, some joy, some real satisfaction, that day is a loss." - Anon
"He who does not get fun and enjoyment out of every day...needs to reorganize his life" - George Matthew Adams