by Asim Jalis
Here are more ideas on turning work into play. This is fun.
1. When writing checks try to write as beautifully as possible.
Practice hand-writing in different fonts. E.g. hand-write the
check in Gothic. Or create a baroque font with excessive
adornment. Write with flair.
2. I remember now that I really like writing with flair. E.g. I
wasted a lot of time making my math homework beautiful. I would
draw the Greek symbols boldly and with flamboyance.
3. I just wrote out a card for someone and instead of writing
plainly I wrote with flair. And even though it was a lot more
"work" than writing plainly, it was *fun*.
4. Why do they do it then? The answer is the same as the one Neo
gave to Agent Smith in the last Matrix. Why do you fight me?
Smith asked. Neo replied: Because I choose to. It's an exercise
of freedom. Neo fights Smith because he can, because he has the
freedom to, because he can make that choice.
5. Play is precisely that choice. That freedom to do as you want.
The freedome to do something because you can, because you are
free to do it.
6. The thing with doing things playfully is that it is
inefficient. And that is precisely the point.
7. There are two opposing forces in nature: efficiency and
playfulness. Playfulness is always inefficient.
8. In an experiment reported by Leighton, rats deliberately take
the longer route if it is more mentally stimulating instead of
the shortest route to a food pellet. Even rates don't care much