.....Or at least start with the foundation of “believing in God”.
Well, it would be nice if we all started out believing in Jesus Christ. Maybe in times past, when society was ruled by a more "Philadelphia" heart of faithfulness, love and truth, people tended to grow up accepting Jesus as their Savior. I think the 1600-1800's was a unique time when faith abounded and man actually DID learn from history (hence the miraculous U.S. Constitution). But that was an exceptional time IMO.
I think the norm for man is what we see today, which I described with the help of my buddy Solomon in Eccesiastes. And in the especially godless age we're in today, many of us need to get into a pickle before we realize our need for Him. And while that's going on, the rest of the world is plunging into what seems very accurately described in the Book of Revelation during and after the Laodicean church period at the end of Chapter 3 and beyond.