Chapter 9: Playtime Is Forever

Dear readers,

In what proves to be a productive period, no sooner does one chapter end, another one pops up like a game of whack-a-mole. In a era where technology drives forward at a relentless pace, it can be difficult to keep up with the stream of innovation, a stream with as much power as an Medieval catapult. Working hard is outdated, now it is the time to play harder, choosing between going hard or going home, this new direction our era is going towards needs young, creative minds, tuned in with each other to create a playtime which swallows up the hardship of work and turns into a labour of love. People have the power to play and work at the same time, doing something they adore and yet it brings in the bread for the winners to eat and when the crumbs are all that’s left, it’s time to play harder again to find and catch the bread again.

It’s not as easy as it sounds, on a face level, it is all too easy to mistake it as being idle, no contribution to anyone else nor any rewards and it can be all too easy to slip into this idleness but playtime is a time to tinker, tune and tweek, maybe even a cheeky twerk can fit into the equation but at the end of the day, you only get better at something with research and development, honing your skills not only increases your confidence but it allows you to be fearless, the nerves that may have dogged you ease away, the pressure stuck inside your skull merely evaporates away and you wonder why you stressed out in the first place. Playtime whoever you are will never be over, in your dreams, in the reality of life, the forecast of your future, it will be there in some sort of shape or size. Don’t forget it’s alright to let off some stream every now and again, it’s better than bottling up all the stress and then having a Chernobyl meltdown of seismic proportions.

Find a way to make what earns you your paper a more enjoyable experience and if that is troubling you, consider if you require a change in scenery to unleash the potential inside of you waiting to appear like a butterfly getting ready to break out of its cocoon. Find a way to let playtime into your life, including the people you hold dear to you, the more happy faces, the merrier and you make not know but it might be the kick you needed to re-ignite some passion back into your very existence, purposes unlock themselves, revealing new desires and aims to try and reach. Find a way to mix caution with a daring sense of success, get to know the Spartacus element of your personality, risks present themselves but at times, it can be beneficial to make a risk, to scare yourself shitless, moving yourself out of your comfort zone but trust ‘Dr. R’, it will be worth it in the long run to plunge into the murky waters because at the bottom of the waters, rewards are there for those who dare to win.

Fearlessness isn’t a common trait but learn to embrace it because it will mean you care less about what the opinions of others are, if you don’t give a fuck about them, as Vladimir Putin/Barack Obama would say, ‘give that man a cookie’, if this applies to you, you damn well give yourself that cookie for being a motherfucking badass like Jules Winnfield. Don’t mistake fearlessness with arrogance for that is a grave mistake that will alienate you quicker than it takes David Cameron to alienate a group of 16-24 year olds. Arrogance on a Cristiano Ronaldo level will only invite the haters who will try to chop you down like Jack chopping the Beanstalk, leaving things to crumble just as the Giant did when he fell from grace. Playtime is forever, play around with it, max it up to give yourself more playthings and with more playthings comes more distractions but more ingenuity.

That is all for now, keep the influence of The Journal of ‘Dr. R’ alive. Soon his real name and his grand scheme will be revealed.

Yours sincerely, (insert name).

 

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Author: Dwayne Bickersteth

I like to write. I like to take pictures. That is all.

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