Every success in my life has come about due to play. That’s how I’m coming to view things.
It turns out I’m not the only one who agrees. I found the following collection of fascinating quotes from the article http://flowlikewater.org/2009/07/19/life-as-play/
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.
“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can change, and wisdom to know the difference.” Anon
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have – Frederick Keonig
It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about – Dale Carnegie