Play and Immaturity

Finally there are the ambiguities that seem particularly problematic in Western Society, such as why play is seen largely as what children do but not what adults do; why children play but adults only recreate; why play is said to be important for children’s growth but is merely a diversion for adults.

 –Brian Sutton-Smith, The Ambiguity of Play 

Do you think “play” is synonymous with immaturity? What does society think of adults who are playful?


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