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Infantile adults

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Rowan Williams is officially a good egg. He has lambasted a society which is “a debased environment of gossip-inflicted rhetoric, non-participation, celebrity obsession and vacuous aspiration” and called on adults to grow up. “When adults stop being infants, children can be children.” Top man. One of the key signs of maturity is unselfishness, but we live in an incresingle selfish society. I look around me today and see adults who are every bit as uncontrolled, childishly self-centred and temperamental as the toddlers they tote around in their Land Rover-branded pushchairs. If they haven’t grown up, what chance, I wonder, of their children achieving maturity?