Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What is Maturity?

  • Maturity is the ability to control anger and settle differences without violence or destruction. 
  • Maturity is to have patience. 
  • Maturity is the willingness to pass up immediate pleasure in favor of the long-term gain. 
  • Maturity is perseverance, the ability to sweat out a project or a situation in spite of heavy opposition and discouraging set-backs. 
  • Maturity is the capacity to face unpleasantness and frustration, discomfort and defeat, without complaint or collapse.
  • Maturity is humility. It is being big enough to say, "I was wrong." And, when right, the mature person need not experience the satisfaction of saying, "I told you so."
  • Maturity is the ability to make a decision and stand by it. The immature spend their lives exploring endless possibilities; then they do nothing. 
  • Maturity is the art of living in peace with that which we cannot change, the courage to change that which should be changed -- and the wisdom to know the difference.