More play = less school = less anxiety and depression = less young adult and child suicide = more trust = more freedom = more creativity and active learning.
The TED Talk on The Decline of Play and Rise of Mental Illness bings up great points. Play is imperative to a child’s development and success in later life. One point that was very apparent was the effect of school on children’s early lives. School brings an entire new stress to the attention of today’s generation.
The speaker brought up the point that we do not need more school – we need less school, and better school. More is not always better. With less school, there is more time for play and more time for the betterment of our kids.