Accountability brings forth adulthood.
It is the only thing that produces adulthood.
Adulthood is an early way station on the way to wisdom. To credit the "wisdom of children," as I did when I was in college and had no clue, is to project and to overvalue candor. To those who would respond that Jesus said we should become as a little child, I submit that he was intentionally making an alarming statement to make people think. A great teaching technique. Getting people to think, that is. Becoming like children, not so much.