Maturity Isn’t Defined By Age

Society has come up with its idea of a maturity timeline such as:

Sixteen to obtain a driver’s license.

Eighteen to leave the nest and enter adulthood.

Twenty-one to purchase alcohol.

Twenty-five to rent a car.

In reality, does this define maturity?

Age doesn’t always correlate with maturity.

Life experiences can boost one’s maturity level at a rate of increase that is dictated by social influences, family upbringing, personal desires, and a host of other factors.

There are also a bunch of old fools.

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.