What does fun mean for young people?

With young people returning to school, college or university this month, fun may not be at the forefront of their minds (although it is said that there is a lot of fun to be had at university).  However, there is  a lot of fun to be had during term time and some young individuals may look at education as fun.

Fun is defined as entertaing, amusement, enjoyment or light-hearted pleasure, which means that it will not be exactly the same for everyone.  Although similarities are inevitable, fun will have different meanings for particular young people.

I know that what fun means to me is different to many of the other young people around me, because of my past and personal interests.  The meaning has also changed for me over the years, as I’ve developed, grown older and gone through various experiences.

When I was a little girl, fun meant delving into my imagination and becoming immersed in the world of my Barbie dolls, which I loved so much.  Now, I prefer to delve into my imagination by reading books, writing plays and sketching fashion designs.

Photo by Beatriz Rizzo and used under Creative Commons License.

Having fun and being entertained is an important part of life, which brings joy to our lives and has different meanings for all of us.  In a world that is full of doom, gloom and sadness, I would like to shine a light on the things that we enjoy in our lives by gathering your thoughts on the subject and learning what fun means to you.  Feel free to leave comments below and let me know your thoughts on that bright word we call fun.



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