At the same time, I`m thinking about the never-ending quest for passion and meaning everyone has, particularly in some of the topics here at Startup Nation. How many times do we hear about, read about, see, or even know of people with "everything" who simply aren`t satisfied or even happy?
Out of it all, I`ve been thinking about the concept of "fun." Such a simple term, used almost all the time, and one that pretty much everyone feels requires no definition at all. Everyone "just knows," (somehow) what`s fun, how to have fun, and that it`s different from "work."
But here`s a different question: Can you think of any examples, whether in stories and movies, or in real life, where anyone at all, including yourself, has picked up something that`s really fun....that you NEVER heard of prior to the age of 20?
I`m thinking of all the fun I`ve had with computer software, and personal computers didn`t even exist before I was about 30. Anything else?
Here`s the reason for the question: I`ll argue that our entire concept of "fun" (we`ll leave it undefined for now) is formed between the ages of 1-20 or thereabouts, in our childhood. If we don`t have fun growing up, we`ll likely never have much fun as adults. Y`think?