Children do it, animals in the wild do it, and you can benefit greatly from it too. One of the best ways to learn and to grow, to improve, and to gain useful, practical experience, is to play.
Playing is not merely for those who are young or irresponsible. Playing is for anyone who seeks to have a fresh perspective on life.
Begin to play, and you become free of prior limitations. When there is no goal or specific focus to the effort, there is no telling what wondrous and valuable things you will discover.
When you're playing and there are no serious consequences on the line, you're free to experiment with lots of different approaches. Spend some time in which the outcome doesn't matter, and the outcome will be that you gain valuable new insight.
You perform at your best when you're doing something you enjoy. Increase your play, and you can significantly improve your work.
Remember always to set aside some time, energy and resources for play. Explore and experience life just for the fun of it, and enjoy the serious benefits that come from being playful.
-- Ralph Marston
"Stand for something, or you will fall for anything"