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MaturityWhat is maturity & how to be a mature?

Maturity - What is maturity & how to be a mature?
Maturity - What is maturity & how to be a mature?
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Sukhdeep Singh

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Passionate about playing with words. Sukhdeep is a Post Graduate in Finance. Besides penning down ideas, he is an expert online marketing consultant and a speaker.

Maturity is not when we start speaking big things. It is when we start understanding small things.

Maturity does not mean to laugh at things that have caused you suffering sometimes, but to consider simple experiences that made you stronger. These made me suffer, but now are well. When something or someone is hurting, it is possible that the pain does not go as fast as you would like. Despite this, it is essential to not to look the past and you should not let anything to overwhelm you with grief. If you become capable of it, you have learned how to stay with the earned experience; nothing can stop you from going forward.

No wonder, at one point or another, we all feel that this is it. We all feel like we cannot haul the weights anymore because we all are born with certain limits; physical, emotional and psychological. We live in a world where we are told about our limits; we have critics at every step. These evaluations of our strength by others, make us feel fragile, but remember you’re not weak, and trust me that you will be able to overcome the situation. I am not advocating that we should give up our past the soonest possible because we cannot do that. It is okay to look at the past, but we must never remain prisoners of our predicaments. Many people tend to leave unresolved issues from the past and these past issues keep hunting them as a continuous cycle of unhappiness.

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Again, I am not saying that forgetting everything is easy, but if you are able to manage a smile on the things that once you have done wrong, then my friend, you can say that you’ve managed to overcome your fears. This is it, dear friend. When you smile at a painful memory, you are proving your maturity. We’ve all made mistakes at some point. There is nothing unusual about doing crappy and creepy things. We simply have to learn lessons from our mistakes and try not to repeat them. For maturity, we must not stumble upon the old mistakes, but we need to learn to climb and move forward. You must analyze everything that had hurt you in the past. Of course, to do this, those old wounds need to be completely healed. It is not enough to cover the wound with a plaster and ignore.

Although it is a painful process, but emotional wounds should be allowed to heal completely, so that we can avoid repeating our mistakes. If we keep repeating our mistakes and if we keep failing on finding appropriate solutions, these mistakes will become the biggest barriers in our progress. Basically, we become our own jailers. It is perfectly normal to have some wrong decisions. We must understand that in life, we all have to take decisions; right or wrong, we have no choice, we have to live with our decisions. As I said, maturity means to get rid of things that make you sad.  So, stop regretting your decisions. Time to move on.


Maturity doesn’t mean age. It means sensitivity, manners, and how you react.

It is not easy to give up psychological barriers because they are not physical objects, but figments of our mind. Strange as it may seem, many of us tend to just hang on things we have done wrong. This attitude is unconscious and can amplify pain. I have seen many people who keep crying on the breakups even after their marriages. I agree that it is not easy to say goodbye, be it to give up a situation, a person or a part of you that is not positive; forgetting is not easy. But, for maturity, you need to show this courage because maturity is closely linked to courage.

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It is not easy for everyone to see the internal wounds with the naked eye and to know how to cure. However, should you want to count yourself among matures; you need to behave more responsibly and try to get rid of things that cause you sufferings. The change should not scare you. Sometimes it can be painful, but it is only a first step. Once you master how to free yourself from burdens and sufferings of your past, you’ll be able to welcome them with a smile, even if you recall them after ages. And, this is when you are going to prove your maturity.

So, do you think that you are able to review your history with a smile? Can you laugh at the same things that once made you cry? If your answer to these questions is “yes”, it means that you have matured. Maturity is more than the mere growth of the body as time passes. That means you can solve problems, overcome your mistakes and you have learned to draw lessons from the experiences.

Only you will be able to say goodbye to old fears and disappointments and once you leave them without getting overwhelmed by them, you can say that you become really mature.