What Is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is something that stimulates the brain to realease seratonin, dopamine and other positive chemicals. It can also hit on deep themes that the mind was evolved to understand – backstabbing, murder and other negative things in society. Depending on the context, entertainment can be enjoyed by an individual in the form of a book, film, TV or video game; by couples in a restaurant surrounded by music, dance and acrobatics; by thousands at a performance; or by the whole world at a global media event.

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