Leisure in Contemporary Society

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Here is total 17 discussions in this document, most of them are introductions. You can only read the scarlet letter part, because the scarlet letter part is what you need to write. Every discussion should have at least six complete sentences. You'd better write in your own words. The more you write, I'll give you more tips, because I'm not sure how many pages it will take to finish.

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Hello! The answer is ready. Although there was no the 'using leisure' lecture so the discussion is blank. If you have the document just send it and i will complete the discussion ASAP

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Leisure in Contemporary Society
Discussion One: Meanings of Leisure
Although most of ancient Roman life revolved around business and leisure, they also set
time aside to enjoy otium (leisure). Leisure in ancient Rome was carried out for entertainment
and fun. In the city, slaves or laborers were used to provide the entertainment and pleasure for
the middle class and politicians. This form of entertainment was also meant to be a form of social
control by politicians to gain favor among the middle class. As such, leisure was highly
politicized with politicians trying to outdo each other. Although Romans put a lot of importance
in leisure as a source of fun and entertainment, they did it at the expense of others. It is also more
than clear that Rome was a highly politicized society and put a lot of importance on leisure.

Discussion 2: Value of Fun
My preferred type of play as illustrated by Callois is play in pursuit of vertigo. The play
momentarily destroys the stability of perception and one is able to escape reality momentarily.
One such play which allows me to achieve this is play with a pet. Currently, I’m dealing with
many issues that might be stressful at times and escaping from such reality brings about

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satisfaction and ability to concentrate afterwards. When playing with a pet, the focus is
completely on the pet and play and not on the issues that are currently affecting me in a negative
manner. Therefore, I’m able to relax my mind and exercise my body giving me energy to deal
with my problems later on.

Discussion 3: Explaining Leisure
The theory that explains why I indulge in leisure is Surplus Energy Theory. The surplus
energy theory states that a person indulging in leisure seeks to release excess energy which is
majorly physical. When playing with a pet, one has to be physically active. The movement
allows one to use energy they have garnered throughout the week and let it flow. This allows the
participant to channel their remaining energy on something productive not associated with
negative energy such as stress experienced before. It also falls under compensation whereby
needs not satisfied at work are met here. One cannot relieve their stress in a work environment

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