"The entertainment machine, with its ingenuity and power to keep us amused, has capitalized on our humanness.
Our need and lust for entertainment along with our basic voyeuristic tendencies, our love of beauty, our need of people, and our propensity to create idols are the targets of this spell.
While the entertainment machine has become increasingly sophisticated and refined over the years — and amazingly entertaining — it has also been able to grab our attention because in our current social climate, we have a lot of time for leisure, we are more isolated and lonelier than in the past, and we are hungry to find pleasure and fulfillment through consumption.
These secondary factors have made us even more susceptible to being captivated by this enchantment.
Essentially, the entertainment machine has given us a quick fix and easy way to feel good and has even provided us with people with whom we can have relationships, albeit parasocial ones.
The real-life stories of our celebrities can provide us with even more entertainment, and learning about their tragedies can provide us with even more entertainment, and learning about their tragedies can help us feel better about our own lives.
As heroin, cocaine, or alcohol can capture our brains because we are vulnerable to addiction, our brains have been captured by the entertainment machine, which we rely on for pleasure and fulfillment.
We have become addicted to this medium to experience pleasure. That is, we have come to rely on being entertained to feel good."