Play = Survival

“A non-essentialist thinks play is trivial. An essentialist knows that play is essential.”

~ Gregg McKeown

Every higher-order mammal plays. Dogs, cats, otters, dolphins, bears.

In Essentialism Gregg McKeown notes a study with an intriguing discovery: Bears that play the most, survive the longest.

Play = survival??

Actually more than survival, thrival. Think of the most vibrant people you know, the thrivers . . . are they not playful?

I’m terrible at putting play into my schedule. Thank god for my kid. It’s the only thing on his schedule.

(For those of you without a kid, you can borrow ours — on date nights.)

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