What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a wide variety of experiences that uplift and engage people, ranging from watching a comedy show to playing a strategy video game. Creative entertainment often pushes the boundaries of what has been done before to offer something original or innovative. It may evoke complex emotions like surprise, sorrow, or excitement, or it may be thought-provoking and educational by presenting alternative viewpoints or requiring problem-solving and strategic thinking. Some forms of entertainment are shared with others, while some are enjoyed alone.

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