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Getting Paid for playing … (Part II)

As I promised here is the second part for my blog about the importance of playing and this quote: ‘A sensitive person gets paid for playing. That’s the art of Life.’ Here is the part I  of this post if you haven’t read it yet.

So as I said in the previous post there are some traps that are disguised as play. We can find them everywhere (for some reason they are more common in wealthy countries)

Most of the time when people are talking about ‘play’, they say it in a transactional way. ‘Let’s play so we can be more […]


Posted by: Thomas Dixon Tags: , , , , , , , Comments: 0 Post Date: April 22, 2020

Getting paid for playing… (Part I)

This is my compass and what I have written in my magic notebook.

My ‘Magic Notebook’

‘A sensitive person gets paid for playing. That’s the art of life’ Alan Watt

This is what I try to live by, this is my compass. When I feel that I’m not playing and having fun with what I’m doing I reevaluate and check with myself. Since I was in school I was a fan of quotes. I even subscribed to a daily email with an inspiring quote (when email was just starting haha!) and made my favourite 50 quotes (one day I’ll translate them and […]


Posted by: Thomas Dixon Tags: , , , , , , , Comments: 0 Post Date: April 14, 2020

The real secrets

When I lived with my parents in Chile, I used to watch lots of movies and TV shows with my dad. We saw some good and some very bad ones, but all made lovely memories.
Usually, during the movie, my dad would find lots of inconsistencies, mistakes or things that “are not like that in real world”, making him lose interest in what we were watching. Most of the time he was right, someone made a stupid decision, something that was physically impossible happened or it was just complete nonsense.
Of course there are terrible movies and those mistakes are just […]


Posted by: Thomas Dixon Tags: , , , , , Comments: 0 Post Date: November 17, 2017