What Is Maturity?? How To Become Mature

What is maturity?

Maturity is an act of being responsible. It is a well carved art where a person knows how to handle the situations.

He is said to be mature when he is grown up mentally and psychologically than physically. 

In other words, it is a person who knows what to think before speaking and acting.

A person who knows how to calmly speak on issues that bother them without yelling or overpowering a conversation.

A person who knows to listen attentively to others, who look at situations and people with unbiased views and without assumptions and judgments, who is not actively seeking attention or recognition to place themselves as being better than others, who can respect all life.

“Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others”― Hermann Hesse, Gertrude.

Qualities of a matured person.

Age does not matter with the maturity of a person.

Few people aged more than fifty, will be immature and behave like a kid. But many young people who are less than twenty will be mature enough to understand the situations.

It is an ability to understand and manage the circumstances. Maturity is observed by the thoughts and behaviours.

Matured person know their responsibility. They do not blame others for the mistakes.

A mature person is able to keep long-term commitments. he is unshaken by flattery or criticism. He possesses a spirit of humility.

His decisions are based on character and not on the feeling. He expresses gratitude consistently. He always knows how to prioritize others before themselves. He seeks wisdom before acting. 

“There are some questions that shouldn't be asked until a person is mature enough to appreciate the answers”― Anne Bishop, Daughter of the Blood.

How to show maturity?

Being mature is a natural act. It cannot be artificial. If an immature person tries to act matured, he cannot regain that till the end.

A person has to grow mature naturally. It is a sign of development moving from childhood to adulthood.

Showing maturity can include, realizing how much you don't know.

Listening more and talking less. Being aware and considerate of others as opposed to being self-absorbed, self-centered, and inconsiderate.

Not taking everything personally, getting easily offended, or feeling the need to defend, prove, or make excuses for yourself.

Being grateful and gracious, not complaining. Taking responsibility for your own health and happiness, not relying on others to "fix" you or placing blame for your circumstances.

Having forgiveness and compassion for yourself and others. 

Being calm and peaceful, not desperate, frantic, or irrational.

Showing flexibility and openness as opposed to resisting, controlling, or being unreasonable. Helping yourself, not just expecting others to do it for you out of a sense of entitlement.

Doing good deeds even when there is nothing in it for you other than knowing you helped, being selfless.

Respecting another's point of view, beliefs, and way of life without judgment, not insisting you are right, belittling another, or using profanity or violence to get your point across. 

Sharing your good fortune with others. Being able to turn the other cheek without wishing harm on another.

Thinking before acting and having good manners, not going off half-cocked, lashing out, or being rude. Encouraging and being supportive of others.

Finding joy in the success of someone else, not envy or criticism. Knowing there is always room to grow and improve and reaching out for help. Having humility and laughing at yourself. 

Recognizing that which does not work in your life and making an effort to do something different.

Passing up instant gratification in favor of long term benefits. Accepting, liking, and loving yourself, not needing someone else to "complete" you.

Standing up for fairness and justice for yourself and others and choosing to do the right thing. Making sacrifices for the good of others without resentment. Not clinging to materialistic items or bragging.

“Maturity is when your world opens up and you realize that you are not the center of it”― M.J. Croan.


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