Almost twenty-five hundred years ago Plato wrote: ‘You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.’ With insights like that it’s no wonder the guy is still a philosophical rock star today.
Without play, we become dull, tired and worn out. Sometimes we resist the idea of getting out and playing with others because we think it might be too much work. Isn’t that ironic.
When we play we’re learning about ourselves and others in a relaxed way. Playtime is never wasted. As George Bernard Shaw said, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
Play at every age reinforces our easy, try it, do it natures. It helps us to learn how to adapt, construct, problem solve, process our emotions, create, explore, challenge, laugh, have fun, speak and manage stress.
Play matters. How will you play today?
This is #me @Silver Disobedience playing around on the street shooting pictures with @gk_lolla as @ray_23d snaps a shot of us both.
Dian Griesel is Chief Influencer at Silver Disobedience™ and an Icon Model at Wilhelmina Models
She is an active blogger on all aspects of life and the wonders of age and aging.