Have you ever thought that the behaviour often lauded as "intelligent" nowadays is actually quite stupid? For instance, women are told that if they spend their best fertile years at school and later climbing a career ladder, and chasing multiple "bad boys" (and STDs), they are intelligent even though later on, they often lament that they can't find a husband or can't get pregnant. In the same manner, women with children out of wedlock are "courageous, strong single moms" while married housewives raising their children well are somehow "Stepford wives"?
Or take the debt issues. Apparently, "intelligent, successful people" all take huge mortgages which causes both father and mother to work full time, while an institution or grandparents raise their children, while "losers" acquire a modest house or even rent. Yet, the loser's wife is at home with their kids and they probably save more by the end of the month!
When I hear of parents bragging about their children buying a bigger house than children of someone else, that's the dialogue I imagine:
"My children owe the bank 200 000!"
"Well, my children are way cooler than yours!!! They owe the bank 300 000!!! Isn't it just great???"...