Homework Assignment Help – What is Leisure

Homework Assignment Help – What is Leisure

Homework Assignment Help – What is Leisure

Homework Assignment Help - What is Leisure

Assignment Requirements:
1.  The student should read the attached chapter from Brightbill, C. K., (1960) Challenge of Leisure.
2.  The student is required to post their response to the following no later than 11:59 pm on Monday, September 28th.
a.  What do you believe the role of "leisure" is in contemporary society?
b.  What do you feel the role of "leisure" is as related to your degree program (PRM/TDM/NLM/CSM)?
Your initial post should clearly reflect the reading content and be approximately 350 - 400 words.

3.  The student is required to reflect on, and respond to, one classmate's initial post no later than 11:59 pm on Wednesday, September 30th.The assignment will be evaluated on accuracy (follow directions) depth of analysis and composition.  Depth of analysis is defined as how well the student articulates his/her position, as well as incorporates the required reading content/position.  Reference by page and paragraph number to the required reading must be included in your personal post.  However, you need to incorporate what it is you are referencing into your post.  In other words, a statement such as "I agree with Brightbill's position on leisure as presented on page 9, paragraph 2" does not cover the requirement.  You have to convince me that you read the chapter.

Originating from the Latin licere, modern dictionaries define leisure as “freedom from occupation, employment or engagement.” Leisure may mean different things to different people – while some view leisure as freedom from work, others look upon leisure as a means of social discipline. Still others argue that real leisure is sadly lacking in our society and more of the same is the need of the day (Paragraph 2, page 3 of the text). Brightbill rightly co-relates leisure with time, work and recreation. For a period of time to qualify as leisure, it should be independent of the time spent by us on activities that we undertake compulsorily to keep ourselves in working order – either for our personal bodily needs or to make us economically independent. Hence leisure is time that is completely at our discretion to spend as we wish – free of all encumbrances or compulsions of any kind. The author painstakingly also makes the point that enforced free time, such as due to retirement or illness, cannot qualify as leisure. (Paragraph 3 & 4 on page 4 and paragraph 1 on page 5) It is also true that without work there can be no leisure – the two are closely intertwined. A natural outcome of leisure is recreation – any activity that gives us pleasure in our leisure hours is recreation.

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