9 September 2014
The Truth About Maturity
When is someone considered mature? Usually, the common answer to this question is when a person becomes an adult, or turns eighteen years old. But the poet, Samuel Ullman, declared his interpretation of maturity as follows: “Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.”
The simple, non elaborative definition of maturity on Google is: “the state, fact, or period of being mature; fully developed; full grown.” If someone were to look at maturity with a broader perspective, he would see that maturity is not defined by age or level of brain development; rather, it is a matter concerning one’s experiences, personality, and mental abilities.
Maturity can be based on a person’s experiences that negatively affect either a part of his life or the majority of his life. Justin Anderson said, “Life led me to where I am now. I can’t change some things, but I do have the power to accept every bad day, and to walk with diligence, perseverance, and a smile.” Justin Anderson faced a series of trials recently. What started out as a normal fever, eventually turned into dozens of medical abnormalities that doctors could not explain or fix. Without any luck, Justin’s family was told that he had a twenty percent chance of survival, considering the doctors were clueless as to what could be the cause of the problems in his body that were quickly killing him. Miraculously, he pulled through, and regained a full
recovery within a period of four months. Justin is one of my greatest examples. He is also one of the most mature people I