Weren’t you ever young?
I vividly recall my mother used to say that to my dad, whenever one or other of us did something dumb.
Truth is, dad probably did have to grow up pretty fast. His mother had died and his father was a very busy man. He had also grown up through a war.
I realise there are some particularly courageous and together young men and women but are young people supposed to grow up instantly these days? Are they not allowed to make mistakes any more? I know I for one made my fair share.