Knowing when you’re an ass

One realizes that one of the chief differences between an adult and a juvenile is that the adult knows when he is an ass while the juvenile never does.

Eric Hoffer

First Things, Last Things (Harper, 1971), 103. By this standard, many adults are not, er, adulting very well these days. In fact, I had a reader suggest Hoffer’s sentiment might run exactly backwards.

Please inform the rest of the species. . .