A “Leisure” Study

In January, President Barack Obama delivered his inaugural address to America and to the world. Within his speech, he made reference to two concepts basic to the parks and recreation field–happiness and leisure. Unfortunately, he presented them as a contrast, not as the connected concepts they are. Defining Happiness Throughout past centuries, there have been many interpretations of what “happiness” actually means. To ancient Greeks, who often are credited with developing the concept of leisure, happiness was the reward for …


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