Opposite Of Play

That’s from an interesting blog quoting an interesting sounding book which quotes University of Pennsylvaniaprofessor, Brain Sutton-Smith who says,

“The opposite of play isn’t work. It’s depression. To play is to act out and be willful, exultant and committed as if one is assured of one’s prospects.”

Which explains why my five year old son Jack thinks he can defeat me in a battle – he’s very assured of his prospects!

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