I truly believe that it's crucially important to dream as we did as children, but how important is it to play like children? How important is it to play with imagination? How much of us remember playing or doing anything like nothing else mattered? In the past, I've heard that how we play is a reflection of how we do EVERYTHING. If I play with only 80% effort, then most likely I only put in 80% effort at work. If I play by the rules, then that's how I am in life.
We use playing to teach children about the value of teamwork, focus, determination, and especially mental and physical discipline to develop them into thriving adults. These skills are relevant to every field in the global economy.
Maybe playing is more important than I originally thought.