I have been wondering why people turn out to be so egoistic when they grow older. With every passing day, the reluctance to accept criticism keeps going up. The very first instinct we have is to defend ourselves and go on justifying our acts. And the dark cloud of “How dare he/she tell me that!” keeps growing darker in our mind. It goes on growing stronger until we vent it out in a totally different context. Anything minimally wrong from the other person invokes our wrath as we are so intent on proving them bad. It is almost a desperate act of trying to erase our mistakes by making someone else look/feel guilty. We call this tendency “childish”, which I feel is wrong. Because children are far better than adults in admitting their mistakes and working on them. We behave insanely ‘adultish’ when we attribute our errs to the statement “I am like that”.