We draw a bunch of lines, or write a bunch of rules, or both, and then we tell our children to ‘go have fun’ inside of them.
And while rules and regulations can be beneficial for all parties, and when it comes to playing a game, help to ensure that everyone is playing by the same rules, there seems to be a imbalance these days, too far in the direction of structure.
I’m not just hankering for ‘the good old days’ either. (At least, I hope I’m not.)
I’m all for organized sports, which I partake in plenty of.
But what I don’t see plenty of is free play; play without borders.
Free play, by the way, is needed at all ages, not just in our youth.
You can ‘free play’ at work, too. Especially if you want to create something that matters.