Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A Play Manifesto

"And if we handicap ourselves with play, we handicap ourselves as if we would with any other birthright that we have. We hold ourselves back. Little exercise just for a second: close your eyes and try to imagine a world without play. Imagine a world without theater, without the arts, without song, without dancing, without soccer, without football, without laughter. What does this world look like? It's pretty bleak. It's pretty glum"
Entrepreneur Steve Keil explains how important play is for humans and highlights the negative effects of seriousness and lack of play, both in human development in general, and in Bulgarian society. He calls for a return to play to revitalize the economy, education and society. An entertaining and interesting  TED talk specifically addressing the "serious meme" that has infected Bulgaria, but with a universal message for people everywhere who are reinventing their workplaces, schools, lives.
Steve is an entrepreneur whose passion is to create companies in which people are inspired to make their mark with their ideas and imagination. He has taught at the American College, written for various publications, and currently teaches at the University of Sofia.

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