What is the most common pastime across countries, continents and cultures?
#101559. Asked by angelwings270. (Dec 08 08 10:54 AM)
I want to distinguish between pastime and activity:|
pastime--something that amuses and serves to make time pass agreeably : diversion
activity--5 a: a pursuit in which a person is active b: a form of organized, supervised, often extracurricular
Basic human activities are universal. So is music, but not always as a pastime. So is sex, but excluding children and the unpartnered, incapacitated, or celibate.
Perhaps TV is now so ubiquitous more people in the world divert themselves by watching it than by any other single pastime.
"Nielsen Media Research’s widely reported estimate that 4.7 billion people world-wide tuned in to the Olympics at some point,..."
I'm not limiting this to one show, but to anything on TV. And, yes, there are some loose nuts like Baloo and Qp who almost never watch TV, but if we were to include movies and internet, I'm quite sure this would top other pastimes.
So what would you call TV, movies, and internet collectively?
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