Entertaiment can be many things, from the clown at the birthday party to a Broadway show. It can also be a stadium rock concert, your friends fighting over the last potato chip or even the mundane act of watching TV. Regardless of form, it’s all entertainment because it creates an emotional reaction in the brain, wich is what it was evolved for. Entertainment often hits on the points that the mind was shaped to react deeply to, like social backstabbing and murders.
The word is derived from the Latin inter tenere, which means “to hold inside.” Entertainment is the opposite of boredom. It can involve any art form, but the most popular forms are movies, music, and sports. Other types of entertainment include theatrical performances, reading books or poetry, and creating visual arts.