The Evolution of Entertainment
Claire Miles - September 4, 2022

Have You Earned Your Tomorrow

By Edgar Guest

Is anybody happier because you passed his way? Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today? This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through; Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?

Did you give a cheerful greeting to the friend who came along? Or a churlish sort of "Howdy" and then vanish in the throng? Were you selfish pure and simple as you rushed along the way, Or is someone mighty grateful for a deed you did today?

Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that's slipping fast, That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed? Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said; Does a man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?

Did you waste the day, or lose it, was it well or sorely spent? Did you leave a trail of kindness or a scar of discontent? As you close your eyes in slumber do you think that God would say, You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?

The entertainment industry comprises films, tv shows, radio, news, etc. Over the years there has been a considerable change in this industry as the taste of people has changed. There is a substantial difference between what the viewers wanted to see on TV in the 80s and 90s from what they want to see on TV today. Technology has also played an integral role in bringing about change, as everything has become way more accessible now than it used to be a few decades ago.

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Technology has enabled people to watch tv shows, and news and listen to music with just one click. Streaming services like Spotify have made access to music way easier than they once used to be. Similarly, Netflix which started its operations in 1997 as a streaming service provided access to several tv shows and movies to its users. Initially, most people had access to shows only through TV, but with time this changed. In today’s world, most people are reluctant to watch TV and instead have shifted to streaming services.

There has also been a shift in the kind of genres that were preferred in the 80s and 90s, and the genres that are preferred today. A lot of this change has to do with the change in the norms, culture, and beliefs of people with time. Today‚Äôs generation doesn’t believe in the same things as the people in the 90s used to, and many cultural norms that exist today were not accepted back then. The way of living has changed, and this has directly impacted the expectations from the entertainment industry, as people want to see stuff they can relate to. The new genres that are adopted are reflective of the changes that have taken place in society over the years.