What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is the enjoyment of leisure activities. It can range from a romp at the movies to an afternoon of gardening or playing a strategic video game. It is often a mood-booster, lowering cortisol levels and enhancing well-being. It also provides a cathartic experience, helping us process and express emotions in a controlled way.

Entertainment is an ever-expanding universe of art forms and mediums. It evokes a broad range of complex emotions—wonder, surprise, fear, excitement, or contemplation—and it can challenge the intellect, through thought-provoking documentary, puzzles, or strategy games. It is consumer activity that encompasses six elements: objectiveness, communication, external stimulus, pleasure, audience, and passivity.