Well, first off, there are several types of maturity, for example: spiritual, physical, psychological, technological, financial, and even geological.
"Wow, that Sarah, she can be soooo immature some times!"
"I think Jeremy is very mature for his age."
....*scuttles away*.......*comes back with the life source(otherwise known as bananas)....Okay, so, here's how this got started....*backspaces*...no.....let me just say this, Someone called me immature, and I think they are wrong. I think they were basing their evaluation of me off the wrong ideas.
Now, I'm no different than most people who would be offended if someone else called them immature. Now, this person called me immature in the circumstance of me being loud and goofy with some of my friends. Which is exactly what I want my point to be.
What makes someone immature or mature? Why do we tend to think people that are quiet and reserved are more mature then people who are louder and talk more. And don't try to tell me otherwise. IT HAPPENS. Granted that is the case a lot of the time, but not all the time. I think we tend to label someone mature or immature based off how much they talk and how loud they are way too much of the time. Half the time people base their definition of maturity off a plethora of opinions from multiple sources.
Personally, I think most of us can agree that maturity has at least these qualities:
- Honors the ones in authority over him/her
- Knows when is the time to talk, and when to umm...shut up
- Can admit it when they are wrong
- And not rub it in when they are right
- Is not prideful(not to be mistaken with have pride/self-confidence)
See, just because someone is loud and a little goofy does not "show their immaturity" Same goes for "quiet and reserved people". Just as long as they know the correct times to be loud and goofy, and when to be serious.
Okay, I've said my two cents worth. Do you agree?