Play for a child is very important it helps them learn the boundaries of life in the modern world. In a similar way, wolf pups play to practice skills children do the same thing, social, physical and emotional are areas that play can help develop. Adults already generally know the boundaries set in place by society and adults also generally also have less time to play than children, jobs, bills, relationships, along with a lot of other noise that takes over when you enter the adult world. As the Huffington post put it “Grownups aren’t supposed to play. We have problems. We’re too busy. We have important things to do.”(Robinson,2011.) Play is helpful in the adult world though it helps reduce stress and makes people more able to deal with set backs in their life. “he found that lack of play was just as important as other factors in predicting criminal behavior among murderers in Texas prisons. He also found that playing together helped couples rekindle their relationship and explore other forms of emotional intimacy” (Tartakovsky,2012) We can see that play in adults is indeed important so I will continue to look at the idea of play as an adult.
Robinson, j.(2011) ‘
The Key to Happiness: A Taboo for Adults?
Tartakovsky, M. (2012). The Importance of Play for Adults. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 8, 2017, from https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/11/15/the-importance-of-play-for-adults/