With almost all of my friends spending almost all their time studying nowadays, I think this post by Kevin Carroll comes at a great time. A simple thought, but a very important idea.

What is “play”? “Play can be defined as a physical or mental activity that has no purpose or objective outside of pure enjoyment or amusement (Definition of play, 2004).” – definition from Discover Leisure Education.

I think in Singapore, play is too often placed secondary to studies. It probably comes from an over-valuation (at least in my opinion) of school and formal education. We should learn to play, it’s important. Pure enjoyment is a good enough reason to do something.

What about you? What is “play” to you? And do you play often?

Just a side note: Don’t you find it interesting how the slang term we use (here in Singapore ) for rote learning is the same word used to describe a robbery – mugging?