We have had literally millions of years to educate our young to take the best course of action for ourselves, our families, our communities, and our world.
In the past we have always had time on our side. Any number of mistakes could be corrected and we could learn from them and move on. That's not the case anymore. We are in an extinction event and our species is in no way immune...in fact...it was our species which set the extinction event in motion with our incredibly unhealthy fascination with fire.