What is Entertaiment?


Jeremy, a comedy juggler who entertains with his balancing act.

From the French term entretenir or hold together, entertaiment refers to activities that neutralize or divert the attention of a disturbed or damaged Consciousness (which would otherwise experience boredom or misery). Entertainment evolves and can be scaled up or down depending on the situation-the clown at a birthday party, a Broadway show, stadium rock, a game of basketball, a family dinner, or even a global audience watching TV. It is possible for something that appears to be entertainment to actually have serious insight or intellectual growth. The common association is with fun and laughter, but it can also include serious satire or religious festivals, for example.