When they are young, innocent and genuinely pure, we teach them to play hide-and-seek. We tell them it’s fun. They laugh. They learn the tricks. They enjoy the chase, the counting, the excitement.
Years later we complain about their dissimulation capabilities and their proneness to lying, their secretive attitude around puberty and their vaster and vaster shunning of our presence. They avoid, improve cheating methods and write codes for bypassing difficult levels in computer games.
Why complain? They have simply become well-adapted to and perfectly equipped for adulthood.