Joao Nascimento all excellent points.
I’m on mobile, but wanted to let you know I got the error corrected as well. Thank you!
My humble opinions... One, I think the heavy thinkers, philosophers, and such from so long ago were encouraged more to be who they were. After all, there were entire schools dedicated to doing exactly what they did. The wealthy sent their children to these men to learn. Second, things were harder then, so I also think in order to survive, most people actively used more of their mind.
Nowadays, people aren’t encouraged to think for themselves. So much can be done for you thanks to technology.
Obviously, not all people fall into this trap, there are still those of us who seek knowledge, who actively want to learn and realize that not everything “shiny and new” is always the best. How many people these days are truly scholars? Not many, my friend.
Thank you, as always, for your wonderful response.