In a world in which I don’t have to work, I might feel rather different, perhaps different enough to throw myself into a hobby or a passion project with the intensity usually reserved for professional matters
We have forgotten how to play. We teach children a distinction between play and work. Work is something that you don’t want to do but you have to do. This training, which starts in school, eventually “drills the play” out of many children, who grow up to be adults who are aimless when presented with free time.
They’ve lost the ability to create their own activities. It’s a problem that never seems to plague young children. There are no three year olds that are going to be lazy and depressed because they don’t have a structured activity.” The Atlantic