98: Productive Entertainment

When Entertainment Escapes Reality

Fiction, Netflix, TV shows, and even music are tools to help take the mind off what’s right in front of you, ie reality. Understanding this aspect of entertainment is critical in developing a matured sense of why entertainment matters.

Netflix, Harry Potter, The Office, Christopher Nolan… Entertainment is a productive escape from the mundane reality, to help literally lift the mind off.

The whole productivity shtick clubs entertainment with unproductivity, but there’s something deeply cathartic and enriching about pure entertainment for the sake of entertainment.

That is what drives one to get back to work even after 10,000 hours of deliberate practice.