My mother tongue Marathi has only two words Khel and Kreeda and they are used interchangeably.
Hence this thread about how these three are totally different.
This is a civilised version of war. Designed to avoid bloodshed but continuing with expression of death, violence. Essentially a sublimation of aggression.
Sports has very clearly written and internationally agreed rules. Except few talented youngsters, only adults
Like armed forces, soldiers, i mean players are chosen early, trained extremely well. There is lot of R&D about techniques and instruments. Sports can not happen without referees /umpires.
Huge amount of money is involved and like war, commercial establishments involved in "promoting" the sport benefit most of all people involved.
Daily use stuff is borrowed and used as instrument of play and it all goes back to regular use after play.
Voting with life, identifying with adult roles, trying out various solutions is real play. It is almost like enacting a dream!
Many children look exhausted after play because it is work.
Please dont insult these individual beautiful activities by yung the terms loosely and interchangable.
As the umpire says in cricket, "well gentlemen, lets play"