A lot of truth in that comment.reckon it has a lot to do with how kids are raised these days - wrapped in cotton wool by helicopter parents. Let the little shits climb trees, fall and break bones, eat dirt, run with adult type scissors, etc ... learning the hard way through experience and hard work makes better adults and a stronger society.
These days most kids aren't required to think much, just ask & they get.
I recall when I was 10 looking in the chemist window & asking my father if I could have a cheap film camera, he responded "if you want it then you better get a job" so next day I signed up for a paper run & 2 weeks later bought the camera.
Your never going to learn anything if it's always done for you!
I also find Uni types who are supposed super intellectual have problems with everyday menial tasks like changing a tyre or putting up a tent.
I guess different people's cogs are geared to work at different paces on different things.