Entertaiment is the act of giving pleasure or causing enjoyment. It includes performances of plays and films; and activities such as reading and watching television, that give people a sense of joy. Entertainment can be used as a way to distract yourself from the stresses of life, and it releases endorphins, which are known to reduce pain and increase happiness. It is also important for the growth of children, as it mimics adult activities and develops skills that are needed for future work, such as motor skill development or music. It is also a way to achieve insight or intellectual growth.