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May 07, 2007

You Read It Here: Partying Is Healthy

By Mark Sisson

A Monday Moment

Are you partying enough?

I’m serious.

As adults, we get so wrapped up in responsibilities to career, parents, colleagues, employees, children and community, we forget that life is a game we’re meant to play. I’m not suggesting you shirk your duties as a man or woman, but remember that life is to be lived now, not someday.

I stumbled onto a thoughtful post by Brian Vaszily about the number one social problem facing adults in an increasingly isolated, technology-driven society: loneliness. I believe he’s right. No amount of exercise, good nutrition or healthy habits can add up to much if you aren’t enjoying yourself and spending a little time each day – or at least each week – with folks you really care about.

Remember that having a neighborhood cookout, meeting up with friends for a cocktail or light dinner, or hosting a backyard pool party are healthy – in fact, I’d say necessary – activities for a balanced adult life. Kids need play. But guess what? So do grown-ups. So go on, party – it’s healthy.

In fact, I’m gonna go catch some sun now. Make room for fun this week – go on, get outta here! That’s an order!

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[…] First, Sara (a newly-minted Stumbleupon addict) “stumbled upon” this amusing prank-turned-art. Or, art-turned-prank. At any rate, in the grand tradition of such Monday Moments as Partying Is Healthy, this link got me mulling over my great and abiding love of mischief. Prankery is healthy (provided you don’t take it too far). Remember how much fun you had as a kid calling up the local five and dime and wreaking havoc? (Caller ID just had to ruin a good thing. What do kids do these days?) Or toilet-papering the home of the neighborhood curmudgeon? […]