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  1. Mike

    I have a hard time with the idea of fun. I know when I’ve had fun, but I still am not good at creating fun or seeking it out. It often happens to me out of the goodness of others. I’m a victim of the Protestant work ethic, sort of of like H.L. Mencken’s definition of Puritanism: “The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”

    1 year ago
  2. Aida

    I love to read and research the things and/or words that I don’t understand.

    1 year ago
  3. Malag

    I like to try new things out just for the heck of it and it can often be entertaining. There’s a “but” in this question for me though. I mostly look for a purpose in what I do (or a “zoning out” – think streaming tv). “Fun” for no other purpose but “fun” is something I could explore more.

    1 year ago
  4. Elaine

    oh my gosh. No problem having fun daily! Today for example – a walkabout downtown to see the beautiful Les Fleurs de Ville installations, refreshment on a sunny patio, a teeny “voyage” across the Creek, a bike ride at the seaside before supper, funny wordplay sprinkled throughout. Awash in gratitude; it could be otherwise.

    1 year ago
  5. Javier Visionquest

    This is the best question I’ve ever read here!

    1 year ago
    1. Javier Visionquest

      Maintain a vibe that attracts it
      Stay curious to realize it
      Be present to enjoy it
      Try not to manage it too much when I luck out and find it
      Have the right fam around to share it
      Keep healthy to recover from it

      1 year ago
  6. M
    Maresa

    Hi beautiful people!! Many activities for fun! Fun equals surrounding myself with like minded people !!! Dancing!!! Camping!!! Exercising!!!

    1 year ago
  7. Dusty Su

    When I free myself up from needing to have fun, and mostly I don’t need to have fun, then I have fun. I find fun in the simplest things, it’s there always and based a lot on attitude and the eyes to recognize it. Reading a book can provide fun as much as a fantastic adventure.

    Of course, exercise, walks in nature, therapeutic laughter sessions in a group—lead such groups regularly, and just about anything constructive that produces feel-good hormones such as endorphins, oxytocin, serotonin, while reducing cortisol are great drugs of choice. Our bodies are great pharmacies. If activated well they can contribute toward healthier mindsets and wellbeing habits that make life more “fun”…

    I am with sb who commented earlier that calm contentment is a goal. At this point in my life, that seems an excellent state of being.

    1 year ago
    1. Anna

      I love “our bodies are great pharmacies”, Dusty Su.

      1 year ago
      1. Dusty Su

        Yes, and we very often miss this incredible offering we are given.

        1 year ago
  8. Anna

    I just started playing tennis, because it was one of the few sports we were able to practice during the lockdown. I enjoy it so much …
    And to be honest, I join Chester in my strange love of driving, to discover the roads and their alternatives, waiting patiently when the traffic is unbearable … this is life!

    1 year ago
  9. d
    dcdeb

    Hiking, i love to hike, and play video games.

    1 year ago
  10. s
    sb

    I’m not sure I’m a real “fun” person and often wonder whether I should be. But I love my nature walks, listening to music, crosswords (especially with my 90 year old mum who is still as clever as ever), reading, reading, reading, hot bubbly baths…
    All of these things bring me calm and contentment rather than fun, but maybe that is my fun? A good question.

    1 year ago
    1. Dusty Su

      Contentment is a great thing! And calm contentment sounds blissful. I am with you on this one.

      1 year ago
  11. Don Jones

    I j’adore the arts in particular live music, art, concerts. My dog thinks I am a couple of sandwiches short of a cut lunch when I play my music loud, but hey, what’s normal?

    1 year ago
  12. GBoomer

    I play pickleball

    1 year ago
  13. Chester

    Practice gratefulness! And any number of activities that pull me into the moment, based on time/opportunity – physically engaging activities such as running, tennis, kayaking, skiing; watching the trees; reminisce; driving; sitting and breathing … just some of the present-centering activities that I enjoy.

    1 year ago
  14. Linda

    I meet my friends for a drink, a walk or whatever we feel like doing. It is so nice to be back in their company!

    1 year ago
  15. B
    BasicMarsh

    Go to baseball games – it doesn’t matter who is playing – I just like the pageantry of it…the rituals…the sound of the bat hitting the ball…the crowd roar….a hot dog…watching the umpire “pull the chain” on third strike call…the manager handing the ball to a relief pitcher…I could go on and on. When I’m there I don’t think about the world “out there” waiting for me when the game is over.

    1 year ago
    1. Javier Visionquest

      My wife’s at a Nats game as I type this with her friends. Not my idea of fun, LOL

      1 year ago
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