What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment – The clown at a birthday party, a Broadway show, or your friends fighting over the last potato chip are all examples of entertainment. From the Latin entretenere (to hold together, support), the word entered English in the late 16th century with the sense of keeping someone happy or distracting them. It’s now used to describe theatrical shows, visual entertainment like movies and paintings, and audio entertainment like music.

Entertaining things often hit on themes the brain was evolved to deeply respond to, wich can result in good feelings. But it’s important to remember that what is entertaining for one person might be a bit boring or even cruel for another. That’s why it’s so important to have diverse sources of entertainment. And not to rely too heavily on technology as a source of entertainment.