Entertaiment is a broad term that includes anything that amuses, distracts, or entertains. The clown at the birthday party, a Broadway show, your friends fighting over the last potato chip-these are all forms of entertainment. The word comes from the Latin intertenere, which means “hold inside.” It’s used to keep people happy, whether with a theatrical production or simply with a good laugh.
Entertainment often hits on themes that our brains were evolved to respond deeply to, like murders, social backstabbing and other aspects of life that our ancestors would have been aware of. It’s important to take time out of your busy schedule and enjoy some fun with your friends or family.