Work and Leisure: Two Sides of the Same Coin
AbstractThe notions of work and play are examined. It is suggested
that the two not be seen as distinctly different activities but rather as
elements that contribute to all activities. Jobs are thus defined as activities
heavily laden with the work component while games are activities that are
mainly play. The work component is characterized as being purposeful
and goal directed while the play component is characterized as intrinsically
rewarding, interesting, and fun.
A person is seen to engage in many difierent activities alloting the
one he terms work to prime time and the other activities to leisure time.
Repetition of any activity may reduce its play component to the point
where it becomes almost entirely work and uninteresting or even boring.
At such times he may replace a prime-time activity with another that
had originally been a leisure time play activity but which has the potential
for earning money. Thus it is important for vocational counsellors to
help clients develop leisure time activities for they may some day be
used as replacement vocations.
How to Cite
Day, H. I. (2012). Work and Leisure: Two Sides of the Same Coin. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 6(4). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/60794
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