These are not realy the childish things that Paul was alluding to.hope, unconditional love, lack of malice all sound pretty good to me. "Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Mark 10: 15 (NIV)
In 1 Cor chapter 13, Paul was addressing the Corinthians focus on spiritual gifts, particularly those we now term charismatic.
His thesis is that as wonderful as they are, if they supercede the primary christian attribute of love, they become a distraction.
The young concentrate on themselves, the mature look for service.