It’s a familiar word, but an increasingly unfamiliar concept. We spend gazillions of dollars on activities intended to help us relax, escape and have fun, but how much of it really is recreation?
Recreation is any activity that is capable of re-creating an internal state of peacefulness and well-being that otherwise gets diminished by the daily pressure of work and other responsibilities. You may be familiar with the Southwest Airlines commercials which ask, “Do you want to get away?” Our answer is an immediate “Yes!” But escape doesn’t necessarily equate to recreation.
I believe we have confused the word … more »