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Amy Ma's picture

According to Henig’s essay, many scholars tried to figure out what effect does play have on human or animals, but ended up with no clear answers. Play is somehow dangerous, and those abilities that we can get from play can also be gained from other alternative ways. Then I got confused. Why do we play, if play is so meaningless and so dangerous? My two year old sister likes playing. In her class, her teacher taught them by playing different games. She was apparently less distracted when playing games. I like playing too. One of the reasons I chose “play in the city” is because I saw a word “play” which is very attracted to. I think play just makes me happy and is a mental need. Just like Stuart Brown said, “Look at life without play, and it’s not much of life.”