Too many of us, especially when young, confound recreation with dissipation. Real recreation quickens aspiration. The true purpose of recreation is not merely to amuse, not merely to afford us pleasure, not merely to “kill time,” but to increase our fitness, enhance our usefulness, spur achievement. Any form of recreation that impairs either our physical or mental efficiency does not recreate. (Bertie Forbes, “Recreation,” in Keys to Success: Personal Efficiency (New York: B. C. Forbes, 1918), 223.)