In youth, one learns to talk; in maturity, one learns to be silent.
During the early days of Hasidism, just as now, many "sophisticated" Jews turned away from the tradition of their ancestors in order to pursue a life based on secular values.
Rebbe Nachman of Breslov responded with a story...
I was recently invited to give a talk to rabbinical students. The first thing I did to prepare was ask my kids, “When have you seen a rabbi being excellent?”