While this number might be inflated, people spend half of their waking hours being entertained.
That’s a lot.
I’m just coming off of a meditation retreat, and enjoyed not being online. Not popping over to the internet for constant hits of instant entertainment was transformative. I was exhausted during the the first couple of days. My guess is that the constant stimulation of being online masks sleep debt. But then a quiet, joyful energy emerged.
I like entertainment. I enjoy my epic fantasy books, sci-fi, and all sorts of low-brow things. The problem, I think, is in the constant drip of it, not ever being bored for a few minutes and and there.
Hat tip to Çağatay.