It is an undeniable fact that young people nowadays are enthusiastic about pop stars and entertainers rather than notable figures in the history of their country. People are calling for change.
To start with, this phenomenon can be ascribed to several causes. One possible explanation is the dominance of pop culture in modern social life. The millennials are born and raised in an era where pop culture flourishes and takes over as a key component of contemporary social life, amplified and preached by modern media like TV and the Internet. As a result, young people find themselves overwhelmed by pop culture, which may very well be their only choice. In time, they are likely to fall in love with it.
Secondly, in a society where pop culture is regarded as something “cool” or “mainstream”, the fear of being isolated contributes to the situation. If everybody is talking about a pop star or the latest fluffy news, you risk being isolated or even expelled from the club if you refuse to participate in such conversations. If you claim your interest lies in history, the chances are that you will be considered a heretic and spend your teenage years as a loner and outsider.
Given such blind enthusiasm about pop culture, it is time for change. We should reverse the trend before it is too late. One plausible measure is to make historical stories more appealing to young people rather than some boring chapters on history classes. The production of history dramas may be a good idea, such as the HBO show Rome and Syfy show Tut, which proved to be quite effective in arousing interest in history.