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I think kids have always been that way (at least I was). The difference is nobody enabled me and I learned that I should expect to be challenged on my views by older and more experienced people. These kids are not being challenged and it's such a shame. Half of what you learn in college is just learning that it's OK to be wrong.

It's worse than not being challenged. They're being told that any challenges they meet are wrong because their cause is righteous. They're being encouraged to reject any challenge to their worldview, and as a result they're not growing intellectually, and they're becoming more and more dogmatic. This is a generation of future inquisitors.