Play Games Often

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Two weeks ago, a friend of mine called me to inform me that it was about time we should meet, since apart from our weeks, also our weekends have been rather busy and we did not have the chance of meeting and spending some time together and have fun. Unfortunately, although I accepted his invitation to go to a beach volley match and play with his team, the weather destroyed our plans as it was pouring rain all weekend and then we both were working during the weeks that followed. As you can probably understand, our appointment got postponed to indefinite and we were left blaming the weather and our luck. But two weekends have since then gone by and I cannot help but wonder why our original plans to go out and play a volleyball game were never fulfilled.

Due to the contemporary business people’s hectic schedules, finding the right opportunity to see friends, spend some quality time with family members or invest in personal advancement, have all been associated with exercising, playing games and team building through the participation of different sports. The problem in this kind of scenarios seems to be that just like with my friend and myself, if a misfortune happens there is no contingency plan to save the valuable time people need to spend with each other and there is not solution to rectify the situation.

Thus, it is imperative for people to try to come up with a schedule or at least not to be afraid to express their opinion and expose their need to hang out with each other. It is only natural and totally logical to wish to spend time with another human being. What is not healthy is for people to forget each other and to sacrifice their quality time together for games, discussion or any type of recreation activity just to get involved into war and not games with deadlines and projects from work. When even the limited free time people have today is further reduced, it is evident why people have become more and more alienated. In a sarcastic note, perhaps the only game people will remember how to play in some years from now, is that of “Risk” as they will be risking their friendships for the possible outcomes of their risky business activities.

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