Modern progressive thinkers are compelled to encourage this short-circuiting, because they are interested in building a conflict-free world. This is an admirable pursuit, but I suspect it is a pursuit without an achievable goal. Not for any lack of resources or ability, but because human happiness is at stake. Why? In brief, being a world-traveler is great, but as you grow older, you begin to favor the company of those who have shared experience with you - especially your own offspring.
And so, the meddling is most severe from those most able to conduct it: Well-heeled adults.