HAVE FUN, LIVE LARGE
Ever wonder where all the fun went?
When you started out in life, play time filled your day. Then, you started growing up. As the years passed, work, responsibility and structure slowly but surely replaced fun, recess and free time. Now, months away from college graduation, you will soon face the even less-playful-than-school “real world”: working for a living.
When did “go out and play” become “get to work?”
Despite what you hear, there are three good reasons to pursue fun, live large and embrace a playful life: it’s healthier, it’s got better perspective and it’s aligned with God’s heart.
Play Your Way to Better Health and Performance
“Be laborious and diligent in your callings and labour…”Richard Baxter, Puritan leader
Our Puritan DNA nurtured the “work hard” ethic we Americans value. Long work hours are commendable. Many of today’s employees actually feel guilty if they aren’t working way too much. The result of this mentality? Think Scrooge in Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Days with energizing play, blossoming curiosity and energy release have been replaced by mundane, humdrum drudgery.