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Play: Why You Should and How You Can

By Clay Drinko

When you think of the characteristics of an adult, what do you think of? Responsible, boring, mature, serious, tired? That’s a problem.

Sure, we have more responsibilities when we enter adulthood—raising children, making money, saving democracy as we know it, but that doesn’t mean we have to be boring and stressed out all the time. It’s time play for adults entered the mainstream. Here’s what it is and why and how you should add it to your life today, you stress-bucket you.

What is play?

Google tells me that “play” is an “activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation, especially by children,” and I have some notes. Sure, children are super good at playing. It’s their job to play. But that doesn’t mean they should be the thought experts on the topic.

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