Entertainment is an activity that offers pleasure and diversion. Examples include movies and television, music, games, sports, social activities, and the visual arts. Entertainment may provide a break from a monotonous routine or stressful schedule, or it may lighten mood and add joy to life. It can be enjoyed in a variety of settings, including social media, online video platforms, and sports events. It can also help a person overcome boredom or stress by stimulating the brain to release seratonin and dopamine.
The experience of being entertained has become so strongly associated with leisure that it is not unusual to think that the concept primarily signifies fun and laughter. This may be true in some instances, but many forms of entertainment have a deeper purpose. This can be seen in the various styles of rite, party, non secular pageant, or satire, for instance.
Today, entertainment companies do not mainly tell stories — though they still do that, too. They monetize by managing the proprieties of those stories in such a way as to create deep affinity, or love.