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Liz's picture

engaging

Another interesting question posed in one of our start up meetings was "What should be easy, what should be hard?" I recall this was in the context of intellectual play--is play always easy, or hard, as in, fundamentally a challenge? And what does it signify to use the subjunctive, "should"? ( I hope I got that right--subjunctive tense? help from the English profs welcome...)
Play as a productive endeavor arguably would be of the challenging flavor. That it might be characterized as a "should" brings in a value element that begs cultural and disciplinary references. And off we go...is life about finding the groove or bucking the groove? Who gets to say?

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