When young, I thought I understood maturity and who is a mature person but as I got older,it became increasingly evident that the meaning of maturity was much more allusive…I tried in the quotes below to see if this quality can be grasped.

“Maturity is knowing when to be immature.”~Hall, Randall

Those who mature will realize they have an inner child who survives on playfulness.~Sid

“True maturity is only reached when a man realizes he has become a father figure to his girlfriends boyfriends — and he accepts it.”~Mcmurtry, Larry

It is a sobering experience to find your a father figure to older adults and a grandfather figure to younger adults.~Sid

“Maturity is the time of life when, if you had the time, you’d have the time of your life.”~Unknown

As one gets older the present becomes more valuable than the future.~Sid

“I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.~ Albert Einstein

Less interest in our social games leads to more enjoyment in our solitude.~Sid

“A person’s maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play~Friedrich Nietzsche.

Life is seen more clearly as a playful game.~Sid

If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again.~Mary Beth Danielson

Maturity is the time to leave behind the ideas and dreams of the future and live in the present.~Sid

“Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.~Winston Churchill

It is in the low valleys of life where we learn the “hard knocks of life”and the skills of rising above them.~Sid

The American male doesn’t mature until he has exhausted all other possibilities.~Wilfred Sheed

Maturity comes when you have nothing left to prove.~Sid

“You are not mature until you expect the unexpected.”~ Unknown

“Man plans and God laughs.”~Sid

The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate.~Doug Engelbar

Humiliation can be transformed into humility and humbleness.~Sid


One Response

  1. “I was so much older then, Im younger than that now”- Bob Dylan

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