I think all of us who surf already know these truths, but this article really brings it home and to the forefront of my consciousness:
The Key to Happiness: A Taboo for Adults?
Some quotes from the article:
We're at our happiest when we're involved in engaging leisure activities.
There are few things more important to your happiness than frequent doses of play.
It's not about the end, but the experience.
Play is the world of the spontaneous that is home to real knowledge.
Play isn't a character defect; it's the builder of character, developing persistence, competence, mastery and social skills that take us beyond perceived limitations.
Contrary to stereotype, engaged play is the gateway not to time-wasting, but to times that let you contact deeper realms.
It's the coming together of mind, body, and spirit. It's one of the highest of all highs.