Playfulness is a quality of the right brain naturally experienced in childhood,but through social conditioning of the left brain,we soon learn play is not highly valued…instead we are encouraged to do serious thinking about a successful social role which becomes dominant to our left brain.

Play is the highest form of research.~~Albert Einstein

Life must be lived as play.~~Plato

Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.~~Abraham Maslow

The true object of all human life is play.~~G. K. Chesterton

People tend to forget that play is serious.~~David Hockney

Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.~~Heraclitus

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.~~Plato

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

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

Play is training for the unexpected.~~Marc Bekoff

Those who play rarely become brittle in the face of stress or lose the healing capacity for humor.~~Stuart Brown, M.D.


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