Maturity is the ability to understand
- how to act
- when to act
- why to act
- whether to act or not
- how not to act
- when not to act
- why not to act
in a given situation or context.
Maturity has nothing to do with age, educational qualifications, professional accomplishments or the amount of power/wealth a person holds. Maturity is the ability of a subject to act or respond to a situation which benefits the greater cause (needs not be always about himself).
From personal observation, I have seen that maturity and ignorance go hand in hand. A matured person knows how to ignore the unnecessary and move on or hold on to what matters. A less matured person jumps around trying to grab everything and in the end circles back with nothing.