The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
-Robert A. Heinlein
Most people have no clue who they are, what they want, and what they're trying to accomplish in life.
Then they also suck at managing their finances, health, mental state, and relationships.
So why do you let them infect your mind with their empirically bad perspective?