Entertaiment is a multifaceted universe that caters to diverse interests, backgrounds and emotional states. It encompasses everything from escapism and joy to education and catharsis. From reading a book to watching a thrilling film, or playing a game of strategy with friends, entertainment can engage the intellect and uplift the spirit.
It often hits on themes that the brain was shaped to react deeply to, such as backstabbing and murders, in order for us to function socially. It also stimulates the brain to realease seratonin and dopamine, boosting well-being. This is why many people seek out entertainment. But it is important to remember that entertainment is not a cure-all and shouldn’t be seen as a replacement for real world problems.