There's an assumption that most everyone has that's correlated with age. The older we get, the more likely we end up assuming people have their shit together.
And surprise! They don't! Not by a long shot. Not by a 'the earth is really flat', 'climate change is a ruse', 'fossil fuels are fine' kind of long shot.
What aging allows people to do, is play a game of chicken with a train called accountability. When it hits, It's going to hit hard. Whether the hit is to their ego, their reputation, or the illusion of self importance that they created. It all comes apart.
I'm done assuming people have their shit together.