Are We Having Fun Yet?

Rod Pickett
2 min readApr 17, 2023

Today is gone.
Today was fun.
Tomorrow is another one.
Every day,
from here to there,
funny things are everywhere.

Dr. Seuss, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Sometimes the fun police get carried away.

Yesterday, a college pitcher was tossed for celebrating an inning-ending, bases-loaded strikeout.

But one of his teammates made the perfect protest.

The next inning, he hit a grand slam homerun and walked around the bases without any visible emotion, not even a smile.

We need more fun in our lives, not less.

But what’s the point of having fun?

There is no point.

That’s the point.

Pure play is done for its own sake.

Competition is not the same as having fun.

Sometimes it can be enjoyable, especially if you win.

But often it is a grind.

Unwinding after a long day at work should not be confused with having fun.

Play engages the mind and the body.

The purpose of unwinding is to disengage both.

We often play games on our smartphones to kill time.

But committing chronicide carries its own punishment.

We deliberately destroy our most precious possession, our time.



Rod Pickett

Rod Pickett is a writer, pastor, teacher, photographer, real estate broker, personal trainer, consultant, trained hypnotist, woodworker and life-long learner.