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1. As discussed in Godbey (2003) (Reading 1: Course Reader) there are three main concepts of leisure: time, activity and attitude. Using this reading as your source of knowledge, discuss the meaning of each of these concepts illustrating your understanding with examples of your own leisure.
Leisure as Time
Leisure in terms of time can be referred to a portion of our lives within which we have relatively bigger freedom to try and do what we would like (Godbey 2003). This, in my opinion, can be seen as a time in our lives where responsibility might be less than at other times. A good example could be that of a student who is yet to finish his/her education, and does not have all the responsibilities and obligations often associated with adult life. These students might still be living with their parents, and most likely only have part time employment. This means that they are in a position of having greater freedom to do as they please when compared to someone with full time employment.
May & Petgen (1960) refer to leisure as the surplus of time that remains after we have taken care of life’s necessities, such as work, or any other obligated task. This can be seen as the