rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are
to have fun. Fun creates enjoyment. Enjoyment
participation. Participation focuses attention.
awareness. Awareness promotes insight. Insight
knowledge. Knowledge facilitates action. Action
Oswald B. Shallow
is meant to be fun, and fun is a sure antidote to
disappointment. A million things have brought me joy, or laughter, or most
the experience of beauty. Read. Plant a potato,
and discover a treasure
chest of new ones when you dig them. Walk down a
northern path in
the springtime, and try to count the dogwood blossoms and
the trilliums. Read Shakespeare. Discover love. Then look up at
the stars and reach for them.
impossible to have too much fun.
one insisted always on being serious, and never allowed
him or herself a bit of fun and relaxation, one would go mad
become unstable without knowing it.
each day can be looked back upon by an individual
as one in which he or she has had some fun, some joy, some
real satisfaction, that day is a loss.
is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
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While ideas such as discipline and focus
are undeniably important,
the idea of having fun. With a small amount of
effort, we can extract
the fun and joy out of most parts of our lives--our
even our leisure time. We can put so many
and should's on
everything we do that our very lives become
overly ponderous, and
routine. Before long, we find
ourselves living up
to a set of rules--and
we're not certain where the rules
came from or whose
they are. Let
yourself go. Have a little fun
with life. Or, have a lot
of fun with life. If
you've spent years being
extremely disciplined, reliable,
maybe part of achieving balance is having a
decade of fun.
There is no way around it.
have fun. Without fun,
there is no
there is no energy.
there are only
shades of gray.
We don't stop playing because we turn old,
but turn old because we stop playing.
|The true object of all human life is play.
Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
know it is wet and the sun is not sunny,
but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.
The Cat in the Hat
you obey all the rules,
you miss all the fun.
is a happy talent
to know how to play.
fun is, well, extreme. Fun that is so much fun
that we are willing to risk life and limb to taste
it, even if only for a second. It's the fun of
sky diving, bungee jumping, rock climbing, snow
boarding. Ordinary fun is the chewing gum kind
of fun, even the washing dishes kind of fun that
comes with the warm water and emerging sparkle and
the meditation-like expanse of timelessness that
ends when the sink is empty.
problem is that it's the extreme kinds of fun that
get all the press. That's the kind of fun that
soft drink commercials are made of. The other,
the ordinary kind of fun goes for the most part
unnoticed, barely felt.
is precisely why so many of us think that we aren't
having fun. Which is precisely why so many of
us really aren't having fun--because even when we
are, we think we're not, if you know what I mean.
So we need to take back the fun that we are given on
a daily basis: the fun of crunchy cereal, of
cold milk and hot coffee, of birdsong and dog wag,
of smiles and waves, of warm blankets and light
reading, of bringing someone breakfast in bed, of
holding someone, of being held.
SHOULD BE FUN! In our great eagerness to teach our children
we studiously look for "educational" toys, games
with built-in lessons,
books with a "message." Often these "tools"
are less interesting and
stimulating than the child's natural curiosity and
playfulness. Play is
by its very nature educational. And it should be
the fun goes out of play, most often so does the learning.
Fun is the cheapest and best medicine in the world for your children
as well as for yourself. Give it to them in good large doses.
It will not
only save you doctors' bills, but it will also help to make your children
happier, and will improve their chances in life. We should not need
half so many prisons, insane asylums, and almshouses
if all children had a happy childhood.
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who do not get fun and enjoyment out of
every day. . . need to reorganize their lives.
more fun you have,
the greater your value
to yourself and to your
society. The more fun you
share with others, the more
fun you have.
of the Oaqui" ("wacky")
There's time for fun,
and there's time for work. The relationship between
seems to be a pattern within all natural systems; you can
feel it in your gut whether
you're on or off track. When your life is all fun and
no work, you feel unclean somehow.
When it's all work and no fun, you're out of balance and
hardly of use to anyone.
In fact, it's because the problems of the world are
so serious that we need to do
whatever it takes to lighten up sometimes. One of the
ways you know you're in
the flow is if you're seriously of service and seriously
enjoying yourself at the same time.
It feels right because it is right.
|Most homes are far too serious.
Why not let the children dance and play to their heart's content?
They will get rubs enough, knocks enough in the world; they will get enough of the hard side of life later.
Resolve that they shall at least be just as happy as you can make them while at home, so that if they should have unfortunate experiences later, they can look back upon their home as a sweet, beautiful, charming oasis in their life; the happiest spot on earth.
It is a great thing to encourage fun in the home.
There is nothing like a fun-loving home. It keeps children off the streets, it discourages vice and all that is morbid.
The home ought to be a sort of theater for fun and all sorts of sports—a place where the children should take the active parts, although the parents should come in for a share too.
You will find that a little fun in the evening, romping, and playing with the children, will make you sleep better.
It will clear the physical cobwebs and brain-ash from your mind.
You will be fresher and brighter for it the next day.
You will be surprised to see how much more work you can do, and how much more readily you can do it if you try to have all the innocent fun you can.
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|You were made for enjoyment, and the world was
filled with things
which you will enjoy, unless you are too
proud to be pleased with them,
or too grasping to care for
what you can not turn to other account than mere delight.
I decided, didn't leave much room for fun.
Justina Chen Headley
North of Beautiful
are taught to put fun and serious pursuits on a continuum as
extremes, when this dichotomy is entirely false, made even
we act as though we can instantly exchange one for the
other. . . . Exerting
yourself at a task that is serious and rewarding can still
be quite fun, but doing
something fun because you have a neurotic need to pack your
life full of
fun is pretty much a guarantee that any long-term benefits
you derive will be entirely happenstance.
Anthony D. Ravenscroft