Much of the transformation in modern society has been about effectively shielding people from mistakes. Of course, whatever the policy may be is not presented in this manner; but that is the way it effectively is. But is there a problem with these policies?
Yes there is. By shielding people from their mistakes, they do not learn from their mistakes. Even more, often they learn to game the system such that they can extract the maximum benefit from the system through their poor behavior. So the person engaging in the poor behavior loses (absolutely true in the long run), and the system (i.e. taxes on everybody else) pays for it. This is definitely a lose-lose proposition. Why is it allowed?
There are many segments of society that this issue applies to, but let us focus on girls and young women. Perhaps one ay disagree, but this appears to be most shielded group of all. I watch my brother-in-law and my cousins shield there daughters from the consequences of their actions. Often this involves opening the checkbook. Women of the past were made of sterner stuff. And it was because they were not coddled. Modern boys are not given such treatment, and learn to cope as boys of old did. Why the difference in modern times?