But that isn't what the scriptures portray. The scriptures are wise, and don't pander to false pride. They teach that the lesser should be taught of the greater. They teach that children should honor their parents.
Youth raised this way grow up into adults who are hardened in this false pride. They won't learn from prophet or the twelve. Instead of wanting to be taught, they want compromise. Still stuck in the same principle they were raised with, they won't receive teaching unless they feel they get to then turn and be the teacher in return. But Joseph Smith said:
"Then, O ye Twelve! notice this Key, and be wise for Christ's sake, and your own soul's sake. Ye are not sent out to be taught, but to teach." (TPJS page 156)
God doesn't call the twelve to be influenced by the world, or by "grassroots" movements in the church. God calls them to teach. They are chosen vessels so that by their ministry the residue of mankind can partake of the Holy Ghost.