The modern era started in the sixteenth century with Columbus and Magellan.
Also, "kids these days" sentiment is shallow repetitive hogwash.
Our education system is based on Prussian social engineering. It was never about enlightment. It was about controlling kids outisde of the classrroom.
See how schools nowadays punish kids for small incidemts that happen outside of school?
Schools are prisons.
Yet, adults treat criticism of school as kids wanting to be lazy.
Yet, adults complain emdlessly about work despite work being essential.
Whenever adults are questioned about their acadrmic skills, they go blank. All they can do is talk about their wacky dumbass teenage misadventures.
"School is the best time of your life."
No wonder why soxiety is so dumbed down. People have been branwased to believe that school days are the fullfillment of youth.