What is the difference?
From wiki I learned that Mark Twain believed that play and work are words used to describe the same activity under different circumstances. That makes a lot of sense to me. Usually it seems to be a frame of mind. It seems that certain cognitive processes are expressed, but which ones?
Personally, I think play is a state of mind for the purpose of enjoying the world, whereas work is a state of mind where we exert ourselves out of necessity. So that would make play about satisfaction and work about necessity.
I think that means work is pointless without play. If someone can't get gratification for fulfilling their needs, then what is the point? So would that mean life is about finding contentment in everything you do?
It just seems sad to me, to think of working all the time just to survive, and never feeling fulfilled beyond taking care of those most basic needs. That kind of existence just seems so horrific to me and yet I know many people do just that.
So how do you folks play? Do you work or play more? Is there a real difference between work and play or is it just a state of mind?