I have wondered why Americans are not interested in History – one of my favorite subjects. Their answer is simple – they are not interested in it!
What are they interested in? What do they spend most of their time watching? Television and their Smartphones. This is what they are interested in – because the companies who provide content for them – are very good at capturing, and keeping, their attention.
This has been true of the Movies for a long time – the movies who succeeded, made a lot of money – because people wanted to see them. The movie studios quickly learned what they wanted – and then gave them more of the same.
People want to be like other people – and they are very good at finding out what this is – and then getting it for themselves – at lightening speed.