Entertaiment is amusement, usually involving a performance. The clown at a kid’s birthday party, the Broadway show or stadium rock concert, your friends fighting over the last potato chip–these are all forms of entertainment. The word derives from the Latin inter tenere, to “hold inside.” The Indo-European root is ten, meaning to stretch or expand.
We live in a world where it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, rushing from one job to another, chasing the next promotion or bigger paycheck. But there’s also a need to enjoy the little things, like time with family and friends or a good laugh.