Boris Johnson, at the United Nations. Mr. Johnson surrounded this pithy insight with the following, “We still cling with parts of our mind to the infantile belief that the world was made for our pleasure. And we combine this narcissism with an assumption of our own immortality. We believe that someone else will clear up the mess, because that is what someone else has always done.”
From the amount of debt to the amount of corruption to the number of young people adrift and lost, the days of accountability and cost are here. The quote seems odd coming from the mouth of a man with six children, two divorces, and a daughter from an extramarital relationship. Perhaps the thoughts come from his inevitable realization about the cost to others of his behavior and choices. We never lose hope for reform; it really is a timing issue. Is there enough time before adult adolescence ends to change and repair?