I used to equate recreation, leisure, and play with laziness and unproductiveness, but taking this class has broadened my view of these terms and helped me to conceptualize my pre-existing beliefs and develop my philosophy. Through this class I've learned that recreation, leisure and play are essential, not only in my life, but for all ages and in all cultures and societies. My Philosophy of recreation, leisure,and play is that you need to have a balance. Work and other responsibilities need to
Where Has True Leisure Gone? The phone rang--again. Josh tried desperately to concentrate on his driving while picking up his cell phone. He was already late to pick up Katie from soccer practice and had a project due the next day. His stress level had been rising lately. If only he could take some time off, but he was always too busy with too many things to do... Unfortunately, this appears to be the rising norm in today’s society as the work ethic and constant busyness of life have taken over
A women’s leisure style changes abruptly upon the arrival of children because she is no longer only responsible for her personal needs, but the needs of other human beings. Her time is no longer her own; she coordinates eating, sleeping, school, and homework schedules. In addition to juggling these activities, she has a marriage to sustain, as well as her own personal matters. This can be a lot for one person to handle and leaves little time for personal leisure pursuits for any mother
course leisure was a topic I did not give much thought to and I felt like I did not have the time to spare to put much thought into. To me, all leisure meant was having free time to do whatever it is that I wanted to do. But after analyzing my life I noticed that I had surrounded my life with solely work and school and my “free time” was anytime I spent watching television and anytime I slept. However, after taking this course I learned that leisure meant more much than that. Now leisure to me means
When examining leisure, a range of disciplinary approaches can be applied, and in this case psychology and sociology will be explored. More specifically psychology and how body image and cyber bullying can impact leisure participation, along with sociology, which gives an insight into gendered leisure and social class. This essay will explore inequality and will be achieved by critically examining 5 young people with disabilities on a trip to The Melbourne Cup. By
that American men living in cities before the Civil War engaged in sport primarily to define themselves, publicly, as manly. I would accept this thesis if it had stated that men living in cities before the Civil War engaged in sports to define themselves, publicly, and manly. The word that made me disagree with the original thesis is the word “primarily”. I am not stating that men did not engage in sport to define themselves, publicly, as manly, but I do not think that it is the primary reason. I
Social construction of leisure is a very important concept to understand before you can understand how life goes on. Leisure can be defined as, the experience of living a moment of positive self-expression (Pavelka, 2000). In order to be in full leisure mode, individuals have to be able to be in the moment with the task that they accomplish, as well as experience something positive for that task. Lastly, the individuals should always touch upon their self-image and how they are able to accomplish
Introduction The terms: play, leisure, recreation, and sport, are all connected in many ways in an individual’s life. While understanding the basic knowledge of each term seems like enough, it’s important we realize how play, leisure, recreation, and sport affect not just our lives but the entire world. It’s important we understand how all these relate and defer from one another. In the following paragraphs, I will detail the similarities and differences between play, leisure, recreation, and sport.