Games People Play: Life and Play (Part II)

By | July 1, 2012

This is not a matter of life and death. It is much more important than that.

Another possible interpretation of Plato’s statement, “Life must be lived as play”, would be to argue against differentiating between play, which is gay and frivolous and life, which is somehow more serious. We have seen from Bertrand Russell’s quote in the first blog of this series that play while light-hearted has a meaning as intense as any other human endeavor. In fact it may be more intense as the old golf adage goes “This is not a matter of life and death. It is much more important than that.”


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