Everyone needs to relax and unwind after a long day of work.
It is also essential to find something that can keep you entertained to reduce your feelings of stress and anxiety, such as video games, TV, newspaper, the internet, and more.
Besides these entertainments, you must also do physical activities and take care of your body. But entertainment is now getting a vertiginous reach in our lives that we try to identify but do not succeed.
Why do we need entertainment?
The daily routine is sometimes stressful and tiring. That’s why you need to relax a little bit from time to time.
Having fun is important so that you can balance your life in general. It is also a technique to release daily stress and to free your mind from all types of problems. But with what we do to entertain ourselves, is that the real entertainment? Do we really have fun? Let’s take a look.
Do not do what you should do. A simple phrase, excruciatingly representative of our reality? How much lost time could have been devoted daily to constructive activities! Nowadays, no one counts these minutes that dissolve in the great vortex of entertainment.
So, with our backs comfortably wedged in the sofa, our hands tight on the remote control, our gaze sharp, ready, we are ready to see everything. We are ready to lose everything, to abandon everything, sucked in by the treacherous force of the great vortex, which knows our weakness, which counts on our dependencies.
The heart pulsates more and more, the screen lights up and that’s it, we can no longer pick it up. The consciousness in search of an inner flight finally flourishes, forgetting the tasks of everyday life. The body relaxes, the mind can take a break. As long as possible.
After a while, we get tired. No problem, we zap. Simple, efficient. Not much good on TV? Correct, we can afford to watch the latest Vin Diesel, Bruce Willis, or Angelina Jolie.
The tension is growing. Is it bad? No problem, you can go back to Game of Thrones or finish The Sopranos once and for all. The brain relaxes, you get used to the narrative pattern too quickly.
We’re jaded. Outside, it is getting sunny. We turn on the PS4 and immerse ourselves for good in World of Warcraft or Grand Theft Auto VI, with a bag of chips. We deserve it.
The sun is setting, and the fingers are numb. We stop the game. We peel Netflix. We are hoping for a new season of Stranger Things. Nothing? We will go see if the torrents have finished downloading. No? It’s starting to take a long time, it’s frustrating.
Something should be done. The body stiffens. An impression of disgust arises in the hollow of the belly and travels slowly through the nervous system until it reaches the tips of the nails. We’re going to relax a bit, we turn on the TV, the hockey game will start soon, and friends will surely arrive.
We’re rolling out the Facebook thread. It must have been at least an hour since we touched our cell phone. Here we are immersed in the heart of a populating neo-baroque whirlwind, absorbing the news of the world, of our world.
Between the viral videos of kittens or Madonna, the rain of hyperlinks leading to “You will not believe what this man did with his …” and the new trends in home decor fashion, we end up having fun a little, entertaining ourselves, finally, until the day ends.