Giving up on the grown ups

The first chapter of my book is called "We all need to grow up". In it I hoped to encourage people to make the most of the wonderful opportunity the web gives us to step forward and take responsibility for ourselves.

And yet I have always mistrusted people who were too keen to grow up. Too keen to wear that suit, too keen to get that job title, too keen to have kids that they could mould, too keen to get into positions of power so that they could protect the rest of us from their own dysfunctional projections.

Now that the grown ups, in the guise of bankers, politicians, and journalists, are letting the rest of us down on a regular basis, I am more inclined than ever to put my faith in those who are brave enough to be naive, foolish, enthusiastic, and open - because maybe that is how real grown ups should be?