Children in Charge
Yesterday's "A Thought for Today" from A Word A Day:
We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice - that is, until we have stopped saying 'It got lost,' and say, 'I lost it.' -Sydney J. Harris, journalist (1917-1986)
Applying this concept to the classic Washington phrase "Mistakes were made," one learns that Presidents Grant, Nixon, Reagan, and Clinton, as well as Henry Kissinger, Richard Perle, and Alberto Gonzalez are all children.