11/10/2017 (Fri) 05:13:08
As an individual who used to consume such entertainment, I can speak on this.
Many years ago when I was much more immature and naive, I consumed countless hours of entertainment primarily on the Youtube medium and other websites where one could watch videos. When I look back on it, I realize it was quite a waste of time (Although I was frequenting many "scientific" and engineering youtube channels, which taught me much...) because I had very little other activities to participate in. I still have people today claim that I am the most intelligent person they have ever met even though I don't think of myself that highly.
It is a matter of satisfaction and contentedness, if you find an activity that brings you happiness, you are going to continue to frequent it, because your body promotes the release of dopamine which promotes good health and well-being (Any health benefits are nullified by their couch-sitting heh...). Deluding yourself into thinking you are better than them because "LOL, they just consume that mindless entertainment, here I am, an intellectual who sees past all of the bullshit!" is a dead-end. Think, who is happier in this situation, you, or the guy consuming the entertainment?
We have our activities to entertain us, whether it is book reading or engineering, and they have theirs.