We have become a very permissive society, there is seldom structure and or discipline, and for the most part a large segment of the population are whiny children, that do what they want to do, when they want to do it, and when they do something wrong, it is an object's fault, or they lay the blame on someone else. People do not want to be responsible for their own actions, due to not being taught structure and discipline, and responsibility.
The old saying spare the rod, spoil the child. Now my father never used the rod, but it was simple the promise of the rod, kept me in line as a youth. I'm not advocating beating children, but they need discipline and guidance in growing up, to know the limits, and to learn respect and common courtesy.