I’ve come to realise that after 15 years of being a business man, a worker, a professional, making a living, supporting my family, building a career… whatever you want to call it, I lost one thing.
I forgot how to play.
And I literally mean playing as in meaningless spending your time.
Just simply doing stuff that has no value other than just entertain you.
Sure, I had hobbies.
But even those were done for a reason.
To release the stress.
To stay fit.
The books I read were to improve my skills in sales, marketing or some other business skill.
And if I read novels, it was mostly the novels you are suppose to read.
You know the Eco’s and Garcia Marquez’ of this world.
Since I realised play was missing from my life, it actually turned everything upside down.
Sure, playing Candy Crush is nice.
But what is more important is that everything else should be play too.
Raising your kids.
Yes, even doing your job.
Because if you do anything without play, you’re not fully living.
A famous Belgian singer once said that he doesn’t believe in god, but that he tried to follow the rules just in case he was wrong.
Well, I say, flip it around.
Make this life heaven.
Make each and every moment as playful as possible.
Right here, right now.
Just in case there is no afterlife.