What Is Entertainment?



Entertaining is an agreeable occupation of the mind; a diversion or amusement: solving a crossword puzzle provides entertainment.

Entertainment often hits on the points that humans were evolved to deeply react to, like murders and social backstabbing. It stimulates the brain to realease seratonin and dopamine, a feeling of pleasure.

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The most popular entertainment is sports.

Whether it’s a game of soccer for a few friends or a massive sporting event broadcast to the world, entertainment is everywhere.