Which was most fun, with others or by yourself?
There is no right or wrong answer. But, life without fun, is too serious, boring and sad.
Fun is a need....
Fun helps us human beings meet a need for balance in a world that is hectic and sometimes chaotic.
What do I mean by pseudo-humans?
Psedo-humans meaning we look human and function like humans but the aliveness of being a human is missing.
Merely meeting basic needs doesn't make us empathic or caring humans.
As human beings we have needs that are flowing through us all the time and when they are met, we feel all kinds of positive feelings or aliveness.
If we disconnect from our feelings, we disconnect from our life force.
Usually when we see children whose needs are being met, we see children who are actively engaged in their imagination and in having fun. They are full of energy because their needs or life itself is flowing freely.
Therefore, fun is a need that is innate to human beings. We are wired for joy and for making life more wonderful for ourselves as well as for others.
Without enough fun and play we stop caring about ourselves and eventually about others.
In today's world, fun must be scheduled in. Have you prioritized play time?
No childhood is perfect. No parent is perfect. No human being is perfect. Life is not meant to be perfect. That would be boring and I would not learn to be a more loving and kind person.
Without fun and play as human I lose touch with my ability to empathize. Without fun life becomes about producing and about goal accomplishment rather than cooperating and enjoying life as is. Without play life is one challenge after another. Play lightens life and allows me to enjoy my existence. Fun and play are as much a part of childhood as of adulthood.
Empathy can begin in the playground of childhood and continues in the school yard of life.
What do you think does fun and play help empathy emerge?