Anecdote: two years ago, my academic library dept. was hiring students to help with book processing. One sophomore brought his mother to the interview; he introduced the interviewer to her, and she waited in the hall near the door; we could see her through the window! A few days later, he withdrew his application, stating that when he wasn't studying on campus, he needed to be at home.
One of the consolations of getting older is convincing ourselves that the younger generation are doing it all wrong. It's akin to the idea that rich people may have gobs of money, but they can never find true happiness.