The traditions were more correct. You never need to teach people how to have motivation and how to want to learn. People have that innately. To tell them they should have it and to teach them how to do it will inevitably just confuse and deter them from what they already want, like the worst possible psychological and spiritual version of drug/gun/sex/some given X prohibition. What people don’t have innately is discipline and respect, the other two factors that lead to surpassing time.
Were they efficient in conveying that?
I wonder how it fell apart.