Am I the only one who notices how many young people seem to care more about their beliefs and attitudes than about knowledge?
That is to say, despite their intelligence, their sense of themselves is almost entirely about membership in an ideology/identity group — to which they give a cult-like loyalty — and they never pursue knowledge except to reinforce their own beliefs.
This is not merely intellectual sloth, but deliberate self-imposed ignorance.
They are determined to know nothing outside the confines of their own narcissistic identity bubble, and are therefore so ignorant that they have no concept of how much they don’t know.
It is impossible to educate self-absorbed people who lack curiosity.
“Checking out my vagina with a compact mirror” is a perfect metaphor for the lives of this hopelessly ignorant generation.