Many people, especially those that pertain to the older generations, might believe that today’ds forms of entertainment have nothing positive to offer, some going as far as saying that’s just a form of brainwashing. However, contrary to this belief, today’s entertainment holds great value and potential for personal growth. Of course, that’s not the case with everything that comes out within the entertainment spectrum, but not all entertainment is made for that purpose. There are games, movies and even music albums that are made just for fun and the purpose is to get you in a good mood or even make you laugh and just enjoy yourself. There is also a lot of content that makes you think and provides invaluable lessons. Let’s take a look at how entertainment can help you grow as a person
Learning about things you knew nothing about
Movies are great because they transport you into worlds you never visited before and you’d probably never visit on your own in real life. If you’re part of a different community or come from a different culture than what’s shown onscreen, you have the opportunity of learning about traditions, culture and beliefs coming from other cultures. It gets physical too. Maybe you had no idea what are exhaust headers before watching a movie about street racing for example. It’s things like that that help you build your knowledge base and continuously expand.
Getting a different perspective
Getting a different perspective on life is always valuable. Even if you’re already dead set on how you see things, having the opinion of another individual you respect can be incredible valuable. From actors, directors, musicians and even video game creators, there are many people that see the world in a wonderful way which might be different than the way you see it. Having access to the content they create, you are able not to replace, but to build on your own perception of reality and that’s truly a gift.
Creating a more real sense of depth
If you don’t have any kind of contact with entertainment and media, you might have a stronger sense of being in the center of the Universe. Coming in contact with all these people, characters and stories let you recognize the fact that the world is a huge place and you’re not the center of it. This is an invaluable lesson as you progress through life, as it will let you approach new people and situations with a different mentality that isn’t self-centered.
These are just some of the great things that entertainment can offer. Sure, it matters tremendously what kind of entertainment you’re enjoying, but media offers a pretty reasonable blend of intellectual, silly and everything in between.
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