Reflective Leisure

  • Hayden Ramsay


One approach to reflective leisure would simply note that today ‘leisure’ means something very different, that the world has moved on and leisure developed in ways that take account of new realities and modern societies’ needs. That the world has moved on from the 1950s and leisure changed radically is undeniable.1 The move has been towards readier access to leisure, encroachment of certain leisure activities (for example, TV watching and shopping) over more and more of our lives, identification of key fashionable activities with leisure activity, and more immediate, guaranteed fun through leisure. Yet mass leisure, because it has largely depended upon making money for providers who sell leisure opportunities to consumers, has also diminished choice and obscured the appeal of leisure activities that cost little and may give few quick thrills, but do provide longer term investment, a gradual sense of understanding and contentment, and sustained personal recreation.


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