The action or activity that soothes our mind and soul and provides immense pleasure and amusement, making us feel relaxed and stressfree can be termed as ‘Entertainment’. To get entertained means to provide enjoyment and to divert oneself to a different world full of happiness and satisfaction.
So, are you involved with the right kind of entertainment? In a pandemic situation like these days, many must have lost the meaning of entertainment. But, is entertainment limited to roam outside freely and enjoying the outdoor activities? Can we not create an environment with the limited resources we have, or create an environment without exposing ourselves to the danger of infection? Why not give an effort to not miss including entertainment in our lives despite the threat of covid-19?
Everyone in this world deserves to feel delighted. In order to reduce stress and anxiety that humankind experiences in the daily run of life, the various forms of entertainment adds to the rejuvenation of minds and hearts thereby helping an individual to stay active and keep going with a positive vision. Anything can be termed as entertainment, provided the delightful activity holds the interest of the audience or the entertainment seeker. At times, the piece of entertainment can be either an idea or a task. But mostly, entertainment directs to the series of events or activities that are designed and developed over the years with a target to attract its audiences and their attention. The sole purpose of entertainment is to provide fun and laughter to its audiences. In some cases, entertainment can be a source of achieving intellectual growth and insightful vision towards a highlighted subject of interest.
Every individual is different in nature, taste and preference.In the same manner, an individual also differs in its interest and attention towards a subject matter too.Without an individual’s interest towards a particular subject, the goal of entertainment cannot be achieved.It is upon the interest of the people that preferences are given, depending upon the fun and pleasure one seeks to attain through entertainment.
Audience is an important factor of entertainment.Without the active participation of audiences, a leisure recreation cannot be turned into entertainment.At times, the audiences might play an active role like in case of playing games or fun videos where the involving participants hold a reserved place and, in some cases,, the audiences may play a passive role like in cases where the audiences simply watch a television show, a film or a theatre show or maybe a sports show or some magic or circus show etc.
Music , dance , drama , storytelling or story listening ,playing various video games and sports , performing and watching different live and television shows and concerts etc. are some of the forms of getting entertained.Some people even find fun and get delighted by playing the various musical instruments or by simply listening to the music produced by any musical instrument.Also, there are people who enjoy sharing fun and amusement with their fellow beings by playing the musical instruments of their choice.
Music is the most soothing , universal and popular type of entertainment and also a supporting one in the production of many other kinds of entertainment such as drama , film , theatre , dance , story-telling etc .Music is divided into various categories or genres like classical , folk , rock ,pop , gazals , jazz , romantic and so on depending on the tone , rhythm , instrument , performances and its style.The various instrumental or orchestral play of music adds to the grace of the music. The human voice music or the singing are generally accompanied by the instrumental music which entertains people and builds up a positive atmosphere thereby providing its audiences a fun filled relaxation of mind.
The taste and source of entertainment may vary depending on the various age group of human growth. The concept of entertainment for children centres around play.Play is an important factor on which the growth and development of a child depends upon. The various animated cartoon shows on the television as well as on youtubeattracts the attention of the children. These animated cartoon shows might be an informative and learning platform for kids, and these are designed in such a way that children learn many things in a playful method by getting entertained without realizing the purpose behind such entertainments.Certain games are designed for kids which becomes a source of fun for children and these games are developed with a target to bring into light the brain mechanism of a child. Various outdoor games like soap bubbling ,racing games ,hide and seek , marble games are some of the most liked activities of children and in the process , various significant physical and mental developments can bewitnessed. The wide range of entertainment sources are thus developed in order to cater to the needs, interest and attention of every child with an aim to bring drastic health and vision developments in children.It has been noted that the screen or the internet has become a private use of entertainment for children of the twenty first century.
In case of teenagers, entertainment may be gossiping or chatting with friends, going out to parties with mates or peers, going for long drives or may be watching live concerts and romantic movies or listening to music. Sometimes teenagers might find pleasure in playing video games too.
People of middle age try to grab refreshment and fun, by watching various television and live shows and by listening to music of their own choice.
Various entertainment and children parks are developed by authority in order to offer fun and pleasure to its people. The entertainment parks are open for all in order to break the boredom and spend a leisure time full of joy and fun. The children park provides an opportunity to the children to express themselves by releasing their energy through physical movements which further brings positive changes in creating a healthy individual. The parents of small children enjoy and find great pleasure, seeing their young children play and grow.
Entertainment seems to be a simple idea for people belonging to old age. As people enter into the old age, they do not find happiness in the external materialistic world. Small happiness meanspleasure for them. They try to seek fun and pleasure in every small thing around them. Simply by seeing flowers bloom in their garden top, or by leisurely sipping a cup of coffee while resting on a couch might make them feel delighted. Old age is the age of retirement and rest. Old people are generally seen taking walks in recreational parks or enjoying gossips, indoor games, or may be some social works in senior citizens’ club. Small family celebrations and get- togethers might rejuvenate their inner souls.
Travel and tours can again be one of the most exciting forms of entertainment. Visit to places of our choice and desire during holidays can bring immense satisfaction and fun to our soul thereby refreshing our mind to get back to the routine of our daily life. In the process of enjoying the trips, we explore new places and horizons which turns out to be a learning and informative experience.
Some entertainments might have a serious goaltoo, as such entertainmentsmight appear to be a matter of celebration and amusement, but its aim and target might be the promotion of intellectual and insightful vision thereby bringing change and growth in the society. The various religious festivals and cultural ceremonies along with various educational trips and exhibitions comes under this category of entertainment and fun.
Now, let us decide what to embrace and what not among the above-mentioned ways of entertaining ourselves and keep us lively amidst the fear of the deadly virus. Let us set our goals and adopt precautions and gradually get back to welcome the chapters of entertainment in our lives too.
Stay safe and enjoy with precautions!
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