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.

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