Why You Absolutely Need to Have Fun in Your Life Part 2

“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.” – Michael Jordan

In part 1, I introduced the idea that you absolutely need to have fun in your life. I told a short story about me, and how I had lost sight of the fun in life.

Click here to read Part 1

As we start to get older, society starts to train us to become more serious. Adults get looked down upon for being too silly or playful. They say that’s only for kids. They tell you to grow up. They tell you to stop acting so immature. Without even realizing it, we start to center everything in our lives around being serious. You start putting on the serious face, and talk in a serious way. You start doing things in order to get people to take you “seriously”. It’s all just a lie. An illusion. Life shouldn’t be as serious as we make it seem. Sure, there is a time and place to be serious, but that time and place is very small. We shouldn’t be losing sight of the fun. After all, how can life be worth living if we can’t have any fun?

Having fun helps you increase your feelings of well-being, creativity, and productivity. You see, it pays to play. 1

What can you do to start having more fun? Do things that you genuinely enjoy. Be careful not to do something because society tells you it’s fun. Some of the things that you genuinely have fun doing might be something that most people think is boring or weird. That’s okay. Just do it because you really have fun doing it. Unless what you enjoy doing is beating old women or something like that. Don’t do that.

Life is largely a game. And, inside of this large game of life, there are thousands of mini games to play. Every single thing we do is just some kind of game we play with each other. At the end of the day, sometimes we need to take a step back and realize, fuck… it’s all not that serious really. It’s just a god damn game.

Watch this video. Just for fun:

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