PLAY and EGO
Is play the first step to worldly pleasure? Is there a connection between play and ego?
I know no other comparable example of play - half way as clear as otters juggling with stones. Lots of videos on youtube - The game must date back prehuman. Some otters are also attached to their stones, - Otter Juggling Rocks ...
Also good is "Close Up Of The Cute Stone Juggling Otter"
Is this sort of self-reliant self-indulgent animal play behaviour unique to Otters?
Groups of dogs or cats play with each other, but (and maybe incorrectly) we understand this as a sort of instinctive training for practical life ...
There are many youtube videos on crows, magpies, squirrels, racoons playing with things humans have left lying around, give a dolphin a rubber ball and he will have fun, as animals learn to play with human toys, could they develop 'wanting pleasure' in its capacity to develop an ego?
(God bless youtube)