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The Importance of the Entertainment Industry in Our Modern Society

June 21, 2013

The Importance of the Entertainment Industry on our Modern Society


by Tony Folden

What importance does entertainment have on today’s society? Why should we care if the entertainment industry hangs around or just fades away into obscurity? Why should we pay our hard earned money to already wealthy entertainers for just a few hours of fun? Couldn’t we just save our money? Why make others rich just to do what they love?

When times get tough people want to be distracted from their troubles. We want to live in a fantasy world where everything is wonderful and the bad guys pay for their wrong doings. We want to forget about all of our troubles and be whisked away to some place fun and entertaining. Movies, television, music, sporting events, they all take us to a happier place allowing us be carefree, even if it’s just for a short time.

During the depression in the 1940s, the entertainment industry was one of the few industries that did not suffer. People needed that time to heal, to recoup, to feel good for just a couple hours in order to cope with the misery of the real world. Right now our country is on the slow rebound back from the worst recession since that time. Without these distractions I believe people would not have the courage to face such hard times.

So why is this industry important? Because it helps us cope. It allows us time to heal. It helps us forget for just a moment that we are struggling. It also gives us hope that we can bounce back and make a better life. It helps us feel human again. Without it, we would just fade away…

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