“No one else is doing this.”
“So far as we are aware.”
“And if they are doing it they are not doing it in quite the same way.”
It was not always the case.
The ancient mystery schools utilised story and drama in order to teach and inculcate spiritual and psychological truths within their aspirants.
In many cases those same stories and dramas are still around in the form of myths and legends, although their deeper content may now be well hidden, if it remains at all.
It may even be that story and drama originally evolved with no other purpose than the sacred, and that what we now know as entertainment is the dying gasp of a degenerate process.