After taking some time off from BJJ things are starting to coalesce to afford exploring interests in a more effective, balanced way.
In retrospect, this would have happened much sooner if I had listened to myself more, and took the approach of play without caring about results other than being present in the activity. As it were, evolution and refinement happen much quicker here because we aren’t bogged down by comparisons and expectations that are essentially artificial in nature. Who knows, such comparing, assessing, and weighing are probably an attempt at fun by people who aren’t having any?
In conclusion, while concept of play in the role of learning has been popular for some time, the key in my opinion is understanding what it isn’t then getting out of our own way (as well as accepting the fact that we’re going to act stupid and short-sighted at times *wink*).