The purpose of playing lies in the playing itself. Playing with the aim to … win, to learn, to relax and to recuperate...

is not possible! You fall out of the playing.


You play because you play!

Of course you can learn while playing, or relax, or gain something.


But it happens on the side; unintentionally.


Playing is a source of joy.




Friedrich Schiller:


“You only play when in the full meaning of the word you are human, and you are only completely human when you play…”

 from “On the Aesthetic Education of Man”.