What is Minimalist Fun?
My husband and I played in the park with our grandsons and a couple of balloons last weekend. Batting those things around made for a surprisingly good workout, and the kiddos had so much fun for almost an hour. We all want entertainment that distracts us from day-to-day life, something that makes an exciting or relaxing change. But often we don't want to expend much energy – we just want to be amused. So we turn to TV, movies, video games, theme parks, shopping, Disney cruises, concerts, parties, bars, or casinos for entertainment. There's a problem with that. Plenty of these activities have their merits (a good film is a work of art, travel broadens the mind, etc.), but for the most part they allow us to remain passive observers , simply soaking it in. Some of these diversions are empty, or even harmful. And if we're constantly looking for variety and excitement, we need to keep upping the ante. We always need something new and different. After all, we live in a c