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Posts by Shelly Johnson

My name is Shelly Johnson. I have a PhD in philosophy and teach ethics and a variety of other philosophy classes (including Philosophy of Zombies and philosophy of play) at Georgetown College. I blog at Love is Stronger and am the author of Argument BuilderDiscovery of Deduction (co-author) and Everyday Debate. I enjoy hula-hooping, juggling, forest-bathing, watercolor painting, and writing.

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How I Overcame the Stress of Perfectionism by Learning to Play Again

“What, then, is the right way of living? Life must be lived as play…” ~Plato

I am a recovering perfectionist, and learning to play again saved me.

Like many children, I remember playing a lot when I was younger and …