Entertaiment – The clown at the birthday party, a Broadway show, the stadium rock concert, your friends fighting over the last potato chip—all are forms of entertainment. From the Old French entretenir, which means to support or entertain, entertainment came to mean amusement and distraction. It’s important to remember, though, that what is entertaining to one person may be a nuisance or even cruel to another.
The most common forms of entertainment include movies and television, listening to music and playing musical instruments, sports, games, and other physical activities, and reading or discussing books, short stories, poems, and other literary works. Some people also enjoy interacting with art galleries and museums, creating or appreciating visual art, and participating in other cultural events. What other ways do you entertain yourself?