Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday Serenity #291



Play--It's not just a child's prerogative 

The first several of the quotes on play below are from the guy in the video above


Play fosters belonging and encourages cooperation.
Stuart Brown, MD - Psychologist

Play energizes us and enlivens us. It eases our burdens. It renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities.
Stuart Brown, MD - Psychologist

Those who play rarely become brittle in the face of stress or lose the healing capacity for humor.
Stuart Brown, MD - Psychologist

Play allows us to develop alternatives to violence and despair; it helps us learn perseverance and gain optimism.
Stuart Brown MD - Psychologist

Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.
Abraham Maslow

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.
Carl Jung - Psychologist

Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.
Henri Matisse - Artist

The opposite of play is not work. It’s depression.
Brian Sutton-Smith - Folkorist

Ritual grew up in sacred play; poetry was born in play and nourished on play; music and dancing were pure play.... We have to conclude, therefore, that civilization is, in its earliest phases, played. It does not come from play...it arises in and as play, and never leaves it.
Johan Huizing - Historian

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw - Playwrite

A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who does not play has lost forever the child who lived in him.
Pablo Neruda - Poet


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