Reply To: Entertainment


I’m going to disagree with you, Michael. Entertainment is defined as the action of providing or being provided with amusement or enjoyment. My belief is that as it stands this is neither just or unjust. Justice has to do with our treatment of others. Entertainment has nothing to do with this. If all somebody does is sit around reading books, playing video games, watching movies, etc., yes, he is wasting many opportunities to display love towards others, but he isn’t doing anything unjust. You argue that it is justly due that we love others and entertainment is keeping us from this. However, does all our time need to be spent loving others? Also there can be positive things that come from entertainment as well. For example, entertainment often serves as an escape from a busy day of work, or a way to clear your thoughts. Sometimes we need a little break to ourselves. Entertainment provides us with a way to do that.