Why do we need entertainment? There are so many factors, which define the need for entertainment. First and foremost factor is ‘to relax’. You may be feeling distracted, bored, irritated, or simply you need a laugh. For this you need entertainment. Second reason is ‘to feel happy’. In this case, you may go out for movie, celebrate, and eat out. Third reason is ‘loneliness’. In this case, you go out with friends, or dating, or chatting. One more factor is ‘to kill time’.
In this age of hectic schedules, where the work pressure has become almost unbearable, the importance of entertainment has increased manifold. Children after their school and homework need something to refresh their mind. For this they indulge in sports, light reading or many of the recreational activities available to them. Working men after the hectic work in office go for movies, drinks, theatre shows and much more. House wives go for shopping, mall hoping, etc., etc.
So, in brief, everyone needs entertainment in one form or another. In older times entertainment avenues were very few. Theatres, live shows, sports events were some of the few entertainment options available. But now with the coming up of so much technological advancement, the option for entertainment has multiplied many times. Now you can have your choice of entertainment from cinema, theatre, dance, music, sports, amusement venues, television and much-much more.
Entertainment can be passive as well as active. Examples of passive entertainment are watching movies, theatre shows and examples of active entertainment are sports activities. Book reading, playing musical instruments comes under the heading of the hobby.
In our modern age, the free time, the time to enjoy, the time for yourself… is very limited. Everyone wants to enjoy as much as they can in this limited time. This need is also recognized by entertainment industry. The entertainment industry is now producing the kind of entertainment, which is of short duration but very intensive. Movies of short duration, live shows, theatre shows live, dance shows are some instances.
For some people, entertainment is addictive. They cannot live without entertainment. For them, entertainment is not passive. TV, film, radio, theatre, prints or sport exhibits are not simply leisure activities but lifeline for them.
Entertainment plays an important part in children’s life. Without entertainment, children tend to get frustrated and dull. Amusement & Entertainment plays a significant role in the bringing up of a child. It assists a child in developing his motor as well as mental skills and will help him in learning fresh things. Entertainment and leisure also give parents an opportunity to have a rest from their wards when they are occupied with their entertainment actions. Entertainment for children is not specific. Every child is entertained in a different way. The main channels are: Sports Activities, Television, Movies, Wild life.