|Entertainment is passive, leisure activities are about enjoyment through doing things and learning things. That’s what Gardens were invented for.”A habit of finding pleasure in thought rather than in action is a safeguard against unwisdom and excessive love of power, a means of preserving serenity in misfortune and piece of mind among worries. A life confined to what is personal is sooner or latter to become unbearably painful; it is only by windows into a large and less fretful cosmos that the more tragic parts of life become endurable.” Bertrand Russell
We live in a city teaming with parks and gardens where we can meet, stroll and indulge in leisure activities. These places will become more and more important as the city compresses under concrete and the car. Practically the only noncommodified leisure space we have left in the city is the park. Using them and acting as if we own them (because we do) is the only safeguard against commercial pollution. We would be fools to think any authority is going to do this for us looking at the evidence around us.