Maturity Isn’t Defined By Age

Society has come up with its idea of a maturity timeline such as: sixteen (16) to obtain a driver’s license, eighteen (18) to leave the nest and be considered an “adult”, twenty one (21) to purchase alcohol, and twenty five (25) to rent a car, but in reality does this really define maturity?

Age doesn’t always correlate with maturity. Life’s experiences can boost one’s maturity level at a rate of increase that is normally dictated by social influences, family upbringing, personal desires and a host of other factors.

The fundamentals of maturity involve; the ability to deal with problems immediately, the ability to learn and grow from past experiences, the ability to accept fault for one’s actions, the ability to maintain a level head, the ability to maintain a positive attitude and the fortitude to grow in wisdom.