When you don’t know what to do, play.

Sometimes you need to let go to get a grip.

Emi Kolawole
Dec 15, 2016 · 4 min read

“…we must set aside the myth that play and work are two separate things. Play should be our greatest work, as it is the biggest driver of innovation.”

A lot has changed since 2011, and creativity has received and continues to receive quite a bit of attention. But the older we get, the more difficult it becomes to shed the years of traditional schooling and work environments. Most adults must fight and win a tiny war with themselves to dive back into play. There’s the self-consciousness and the paranoid fear that you’re wasting your time. But you’re not. The joy and inspiration play brings can be the most valuable tool in your problem-solving arsenal.

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