The State Of Entertainment

I think it is a rare human being who does not appreciate some form of entertainment.   I enjoy watching and reading about things that capture my sentiments of humor, sadness, romance, curiosity, or desire to learn.   What entertains me is smart humor.  Interesting people.   Fascinating documentaries.  Intriguing stories.  Overcoming obstacles.  Grant it, there are many things that entertain us all on different levels.  Some people may be entertained by cars on speedways, political debating, astronomy or psychiatry.  There’s always the sporting entertainment.   Games and challenges have long been a mainstay of our entertainment.

What does not entertain me is the embarrassing, painful, and humiliating on going commentaries about fellow human beings.  I do not find anything entertaining about it.   I cringe at stories that are trumpeted and promoted as entertainment.  Yet all they are full of is someone’s divorce, someone’s affair, someone’s heartbreak as a result of affairs or divorce.  I don’t sit at home to relax and find pleasure in someone’s fall from grace, someone who has been touted as a hero or a role model – when that person should never have been touted to begin with.

I appreciate the ability to turn off what I do not find entertaining.   But I’m disturbed by the industry that grows and grows and grows on images, creations and ideas…

That we help build.

I am continually surprised at what we encourage to grow.

This opinion does not necessarily reflect anything other than a rambling thought I had when I was trying to find something to relax with.   No other opinions were harmed during the making of this ramble.