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Role Of Entertainment In Life!

Today life is full of stress and anxiety and especially in metropolitan cities situation is the worst. Everyone is busy with his life, no time for family and himself even. Every person is running behind his hectic schedule. Life become so fast but still no time to relax for 5 minute and release the stress. No need to explain, you can easily analyze when you are in hurry to reach the office thinking of some of your personal tensions and then the whole day hectic schedule. 


Entertainment can add salt in this discomfort and distasteful life. It is the way of entertainment which keeps the life going. Else life becomes very dull and boring. Entertainment gives the life its charm and energy. 


Entertainment can be of any type depending on one's choice and likes. A tired person after coming back from office, if got a 15 minute time to watch its favorite show then that time is enough to relax his tiring mind. This small time period of entertainment can give a smile and a soothing effect to his mind.


Music is a great way to relive the day to day stress. Almost every person is interested in any kind of music. People of the older times love classical music whereas kids like rhymes and children music. Not only this, many are attracted to listen natural sounds such as chirping of birds, water falling from the mountains and religious chants.


When a person sits down with his eyes closed to listen his favorite music, the heart beat goes balanced and mind got relaxed. Music tunes the soul and renews the body.


Playing music also relaxes the mind and slows down the tension. Interested people find pleasure in playing his favorite instrument. A piano or a guitar strings can give pleasure to a stressed mind.


Other than music, reading is one of the good sources of entertainment. People who love reading can go for good source of stuff to read. It can help relieve stress and definitely reenergize the mind. Reading is a very good habit. It not only helps to gain knowledge but creates good vocabulary and helps to have a better look of the outside world.


Going out for picnic, chatting with family members or friends, dancing, singing etc. can give pleasure to a tired and sick mind. These simple ways lift up the mood and can buzz the day and put the life at an ease.


In short, any sort of entertainment should be there in life to remove the boredom of life and to make the life dynamic and exciting always.


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Entertainment that has affected our lives

I am fairly certain we have all been affected by some form of entertainment at one point in our lives, whether it's the disturbing truth from a report on the news, or a show we watched everyday in our childhood. But truly, we can all look at our lives and find that it has somehow been influenced by entertainment in some form.

Photographs in magazines, depicting a number of things, from severely thin super models to starving children in 3rd world countries, are an example. I see these seemingly perfect people, displaying an ideal, something that society supposedly wants people to be like, and then I see a starving child. Personally, that puts life into perspective for me. What is more important, the beautiful, flawless shoes the super model advertises, or feeding that child?

Music is another influential thing that we hear everyday-holiday music, for example, is a weird little thing in our lives. Some of us simply can't wait for the holidays, to hear cheery carols and feel the holiday spirit. Others just want the holidays to go away, for several reasons, from not having anyone to share the joy with, or just to get some peace from all the relatives and holiday marketing hype around them.

Ultimately entertainment is aimed at affecting us, whether it be a in a good way or a bad way. Fashion magazines are aimed at getting people to follow certain trends and styles, and ultimately buying products that they advertise. News reports are a matter of opinion-you may think they are simply reporting facts, or simply throwing propaganda at you, or trying to get ratings. These days you'll notice that many companies, bands, governments, etc. are taking advantage of the internet to get messages into the world. With entertainment websites like You Tube, they hope to convey their objectives through entertainment, because it's what people pay attention to now.

Entertainment does and continues to affect us, whether we want it to or not.

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Does entertainment have an effect on society and are the entertainers responsible?

Yes, entertainment has a tremendous affect on society, as it amuses us, making us increasingly more inclined toward our most basic instincts, perverting us, though the enternees are mostly at fault.

I believe that the entertainers are at fault, but those who encourage and pay the entertainers, us Americans, are really to blame.

Back in the old days, the gladiators who fought each other and animals with the utmost brutality were not at fault, but those who cheered them on and forced them to make a living or the ending thereof doing what they are known for, entertainment, grotesque or just downright perverted, such as the comedy shows of today, with their perverse innuendos, gestures, and jokes.

Ultimately, the entertainers are not innocent, but they are pawns who are payed to do what they do, and that is to amuse us (cause us to think less and less with each and every performance), as they would have found or sought other professions had they not had the ability to do what they do for what they are being payed.

Therefore, they are generally pleased with their lifestyle, though most of them are unable to do anything else for money, other than the occasional surprising performance or some random or purposeful violaton of the law, which increases their popularity as well as their chances of boosting their ticket sales or any other business venture that they think that they can successfully pull off a profit with.

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Entertainment- whether via music, television, books, or cinema- has the uncanny ability to destroy society. It can invade and infect the minds of impressionable youth, encouraging drug-use, violence, and premarital sex. It can steal from perfectly good, god-fearing people many hours of each day that would otherwise have been put to better use. As a whole, entertainment is a plague upon society.
Many movies subtly and insidiously encourage drug use among youth. The so-called work of cinema Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle serves as little more than a 2 hour advertisement for drug dealers. It propagates the view that drug use is “cool” and “acceptable” and even goes so far as to depict one of the main characters, Harold (a regular marijuana-smoker) as a good, hard-working citizen. Such flagrant abuse of reality should not be sustained in a civilized society; everyone knows that even an occasional user of Marijuana can contribute nothing to the world. It is a travesty that countless children and teenagers are allowed to be corrupted by Cinema.
Music is no less vicious a demon. Popular bands such as Hawthorne Heights and Silverstein encourage self-harm and suicide. In a popular Hawthorne Heights song “Ohio is for lovers” the singer heart-wrenchingly wails “So cut my wrists and black my eyes, so I can fall asleep tonight, or die.” Youth across the world embrace this song as the anthem of their lives. Instead of finding realistic solutions to emotional problems they encounter, many misguided young adults follow the advice of their idols. Undoubtedly instances of wrist-cutting and eye-blacking increased throughout the world as a result of Hawthorne Heights. 
Books are perhaps the greatest evil of all. Unspoken symbols, so-called “letters’ and “words” place their meanings inside your brain if you so much as look at them for too long. Among youth, once again, the problem is the worst; new vocabulary words, such as the derisive “******” can be obtained from books. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, features the word ****** 215 times total, according to Wikipedia. A poor, unknowing child who stumbles upon this work of Satan will undoubtedly begin using the word ****** to describe their peers, parents and teachers. The bible is the only literary work which anyone under the age of 18 should be allowed to read. Anything else will directly and efficiently subvert the child, lead him away from god, and devour his soul.
Clearly, entertainment is the greatest evil of modern society. It should be quickly and entirely abolished. Then, perhaps, civilization will be able to grow and evolve until we achieve the theocracy the pilgrims dreamed of when they first set foot on the shores of our beautiful nation. Until then we will have a nation of drug using, wrist-cutting, racist children who will one day be our leaders. Undoubtedly, an America in such dire straits would not survive. With lots of work and prayer, the effects of entertainment on society may one day be reversed.

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The Entertainment Industry's Effect On Society (3)

How many people do you know who have favorite celebrities and look for them in magazines or movies to see what the next hair or fashion trend is? I must admit, I also often look in celebrity magazines to see what the stars are up to and to scope out the "hot" new trends. However, this has brought me to the realization that the entertainment industry is constantly changing our perceptions of who we are and is highly responsible for our changing cultural trends. People look at celebrities and completely change their own views and ideals in order to match what they see as perfection. Why is it that many people cannot see an average middle class family as ideal? People want more money, the ideal career, and a Range Rover. The simple things are becoming less and less appreciated as people look to those people with more wealth to see how they are living in comparison to their own lives. People want something more, something bigger. The media and the entertainment industry are constantly in view and have a huge impact on our societal trends. These aspects of the entertainment industry in our society remind us of how the rich and the famous live. We cannot escape the magazine covers, constant advertisements, or the entire entertainment industry in general. All aspects of the entertainment industry overwhelm our society and are highly responsible for our changing perceptions and trends.

For example, there are numerous television shows which make many look at their own lives, causing them to suddenly want something different. Television shows such as "Top Model" and "The Fabulous Life Of..." are perfect examples. "Top Model" displays tall, thin, beautiful girls as the ideal "top model." This makes many young girls wish to be thinner with perfect bodies and untouchable beauty. Their own image of themselves becomes distorted as they see what is considered as beautiful in our society. "The Fabulous Life Of..." shows celebrity lives, including the places they go, their extravagant homes, and over the top vacations, which are out of reach for many who are not fortunate enough to make millions. This show makes families and people of lower economic status feel as if their lives and the things that they do for fun or for pleasure suddenly aren't as good as the many celebrities who can afford to do whatever they desire.

Divorce is also much more common in our society, and it is no surprise that this trend is seen with celebrity couples. Celebrities are getting divorces almost everyday. It now seems that divorce is expected with those couples who are in the media. Because these divorces are publicized as normal, and even sometimes as a good thing, this has allowed our society to look at divorce and view it with less and less significance. There is hardly any negativity carried along with divorce anymore. Marriage seems to have become the trial run as opposed to dating. Celebrity couples have created a divorce trend, and in turn, have created the meaning of divorce to not really have much meaning anymore. Divorce is now looked to as extremely common, which is another example of how celebrities and the industry are changing our own perceptions.

Cosmetic surgery has also swept through our society and is becoming increasingly common as people want to look like their favorite celebrity and be more beautiful. Television shows, such as "I Want a Famous Face," "Extreme Makeover," and "Dr. 90210," make plastic surgery seem almost as if it is "the thing to do." "I Want a Famous Face" takes mainly teens and tries to transform them into looking like a certain celebrity by giving them multiple cosmetic surgery procedures. This is absolutely ridiculous. This sends out a message that a person's own identity is not good enough. "Extreme Makeover" and "Dr. 90210" make plastic surgery seem like simple procedures and send out the message that a person should get plastic surgery if they do not feel that they have the perfect body. Things seem as if there is no excuse not to have the perfect look, since there is the option of plastic surgery. Celebrities are also getting plastic surgery to better their appearance, most of the time because they think that it will help their career. This trend makes it even harder on our society, making it seem as if a person must be perfect to be successful in this business. This has changed many people into constantly thinking that they are not good enough or good looking enough, which then causes lack of self-fulfillment.

Although I do feel that the entertainment industry has negatively affected the minds of people in society, I do not believe that the entertainment industry is bad. I just think that many aspects of this industry, such as those mentioned above, need to be recognized and changed somehow so that our minds are not clouded with this idea of celebrity perfection. Self-fulfillment and confidence are key ingredients for true happiness, but these ingredients are becoming hard to obtain. The media and entertainment industry are constantly sending out messages of what perfection is, making it difficult for some to be happy and content with the way they are. Why do we look to celebrities and the media for guidelines as to what should make a person happy when we should be happy with what we already have? Yes, it is good to want more and strive for higher goals; however, until a person reaches that state, it is important for them to be content with where they are, no matter the way they look, or the amount of money they make. I want our society to stop looking to television shows, movies, and celebrities for what the "perfect" or "ideal" life is. Studying this topic over the next few months will help me to understand what creates this obsession with the entertainment industry and all of its components, which could further help myself and others to know how this might be changed. Looking to the entertainment industry for just that, entertainment, and not as the guide to a perfect life, will help many to be more satisfied and happier with who they are. The entertainment industry will always have an effect on societal trends; however, we need to work towards the idea of these effects being positive on society. Transforming models and actors into more average looking people would be a huge start; although, it will take a tremendous amount of societal change, as well as a change from huge corporations, which is not an easy task. With more people expressing concern over the negative images that the entertainment industry is creating, there will only be an increased chance that things might change for the better.
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