I feel like this is so, so true today, but I suppose it has always been true throughout history.
Yep, it's true today for sure, isn't it? And throughout history, yes. But from my viewpoint of advancing AGE (!), I'd have to say it's getting more true all the time.
... meaning: that because I've been an adult through more than a few decades by now, I have seen western society as a WHOLE leave sound doctrine far behind.