Leisure: Pathways to Sustainability
The definition of leisure is dynamic and changes according to the social-cultural habits of mankind, as well as the perspective of different theoreticians. We have outlined the thought of Joffre Dumazedier because we consider him a thinker whose ideas and questions are important for the current discussions. In our view, Dumazedier was a visionary when dealing with the question of leisure from the perspective of a better life quality. Some leisure roles may be the rest, fun and human development – social and personal. It is stressed that the human development is associated with the development of the physical, biological and psychological capabilities, but, above all, the development of the sociability, freedom, autonomy, creativity, and the exercise of citizenship.
Considering this perspective and in order to contribute to the discussion regarding leisure and life quality, this study approaches the leisure as an important instrument in the conduct of the individual to their full development, which is a condition for a more active participation in society and, consequently, for a better life quality.