Art as Humanizing Play

Personality traits such as empathy, humor, compassion, understanding and kindness enrich our lives by allowing us to connect to other humans in a constructive way. It is obvious that these traits are at the root of healthy relationships and communities, but what isn’t always clear is where are these traits cultivated. This video shows how play is essential for the development of emotionally healthy human beings, and the arts in their various forms, are a form of play. Watch this video and be inspired to throw down some paint, do a twirl, make up a random song, or any other playful and creative act.