So for my final paper, I wrote about how play is subjective and different to everyone. Then I remembered one of the topics that came up at the beginning of the semester: how Cows and Horses are different.
Then I came to the conclusion that we all know how to play. Since play is subjective, we all do it differently, but we will all have memories of playing, however we define it. Likewise, we all know that a Cow is not a Horse and vice versa. We know these things, even if we cannot articulate them properly.
So why do we? Does this help us come to a deeper play? An insight? Does all this talk kill the play sprit more than anything else? Why do we need to know?
I'm not trying to start a riot or anything, but what are your thoughts?
[Lightly edited to improve readability —TKT]