P1010485Today’s technology has rocketed us into an age where our choice of entertainment far exceeds anything ever available to past generations.

In days gone by, before the advent of electricity and commercially sponsored sport, ordinary people found great pleasure in, what today, would seem very simple pleasures indeed.

Nowadays, we tend to become bored with the entertainment mediums we once raved about. We want our novels and magazines to contain more sensational revelations. Our drama must be more sexually titillating, our films and videos more blood curdling, our weekly sport more violent and even our holidays organised to enable us to visit more exotic locations.

While much of our entertainment offers us momentary satisfaction, we should never lose sight of the more durable pleasures that still abound in our highly technological world.

There is still our wonderful natural beauty all around us that can provide us with a sense of awe. There is art, drama and literature that caters for the development of our imagination and enables us to keep in touch with reality.

Also there is sport, that should not only develop our physical fitness, but our ability to compete fairly in a world where killing and winning seems to be the ultimate entertainment. Sure, we should strive to win, but when we lose, we should lose with dignity.

Let’s enjoy the simple pleasures of the entertainment of our choice.

Peter Mack.

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