Why is play and creativity considered to be juvenile?

A couple of times recently I have heard play referred to as juvenile and/or childish, which to me brings up a slightly negative connotation; now that is not how I think it should be though.

I recall that a cutting remark as a child is to be called a baby, which as a primary aged school child is one of the highest insults you could give or get….

Why is something SO valuable to human development portrayed as something small or insignificant?

I would like to challenge this notion because

I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF PLAY NO MATTER WHAT AGE YOU ARE

Without play, there would not be invention, discovery or problem solving – nor the magical connections that are made between people, young or old when they happen..

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