I agree that the best way to teach anyone is by example. Adults cannot expect young people to take what they say to heart, when the adult’s actions are contradicting what they are saying. If more people exemplify what they say, not only can many minute problems be avoided, but also some major ones.
I agree that society’s way of pandering to young people has produced a mainly negative result. We are wiser in areas such as technology. However, as a whole, I think that we are getting weaker in areas such as critical thinking and common sense. However, others can help to change the narrative by doing better, leading by example, and encouraging others to do the same.