When I was little, I didn’t want to grow up.
It was very clear I didn’t want to become an adult. It seemed a whole lot less fun. I wasn’t too far off!
Well, despite my resistance, I did “grow up” or at least I got bigger. I still fight the notion of being an adult, and now have as a mission to keep adults playing (Buffoonery Workshops). In my mind, it’s all about balancing the overwhelming seriousness of life with some playfulness.
Is it possible?
Here is an article by the Vancouver Sun published July 2012 on this topic. Would love to know your thoughts!
Adults relearn benefits of play
For anyone who’s stared longingly at a swing-set or quietly cursed the height restriction at McDonald’s Playland, the International Council on Active Aging brings a ball-pit full of good news.
At the organization’s latest annual conference, “older-adult playgrounds” were endorsed as a way of getting baby boomers and seniors to embrace healthier, active lifestyles. Like an Amber Alert for your inner child, the idea is to help grown-ups recover their sense of play and trick them into exercising at the same time.