Definitions: (1) fond of fun; frisky; indulging in sportive fancy; frolicsome; (2) humorous; joking; (3) possessing a positive attitude which spills over into active cheerfulness; merry
Synonyms: gay, jocund, lively, sprightly, vivacious
Balancing Quality: Fair
Consequential Qualities: order, sharing
Note: When a child, or anyone, plays they learn it is fun to be associated with other individuals.
Saying: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Quotes: If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as work. — William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Hamlet
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. — Carl G. Jung (1875-1961) Swiss Psychiatrist
In a sense, all science, all human thought, is a form of play. Abstract thought [is the way we are able] to continue to carry out activities which have no immediate goal (just as other animals play while young) in order to prepare… for long-term strategies and plans. — Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974) Polish-Jewish British Mathematician
Symbols: 1) swings; 2) the seal; 3) viola flowers