There's accumulating evidence that the do-your-own-thing Sixties didn't turn out so well, first for the scrupulous and mannerly, later for the players who thought it a better dispensation.
I'd rather frame it as "deconstruct emerged institutions of long standing at your own risk." If you'd prefer something harsher, consider "Society made accommodations for men and women to invest in the next generation rather than living lives of pointless and empty hedonism. This model worked for literally thousands of years. In the traditional world, a man would willingly give his entire life to take advantage of this decade or so of a woman’s life."
There's got to be some high concept stuff about wasting assets and credible commitments, but I'll leave that work to the next generation of price theorists.