I once sat down and thought at what level one attains maturity in life. Is it the time you face challenges or when you have to make difficult decisions? Is it the time you become independent? All these questions just keep popping in my head as I grow up and with time I see a lot of changes in my life.

So, do my experiences in life qualify me as matured? I think so, that is me looking back at what I had to go through. Every person I meet in my life is there for a reason and I learn so much from them. I have taught myself many things through their life challenges, decisions, and their happiness. We all need people to see where we are going and to be able to make our own decisions. Nothing is wrong with experiencing short falls because then you must learn to get up when life knocks you down.

Does being matured mean that you have to be 18 years and above? Does it mean you have to be working at a certain job and earning a specific amount? Or being a hustler, doing all sorts of jobs?

Is there any difference with women’s maturity towards men? Well, Google says that, “It is the ability to respond to a situation in an age-appropriate manner.” Others say it is someone who has physically reached adulthood or old age. Some say it is the ability to listen and others say it is the antithesis of childishness. And some specialists say that there is also emotional maturity. Again, what is the appropriate explanation?

Yes, I do ask many questions at the age of 27 years. Someone has made me think a lot. Corona virus has made me think too. Sometimes you must have time to think thoroughly. I am glad that person made me realise a lot in life also with the environment I found myself in. You could be reading this peace and thinking, what makes you matured?


Tell us: What makes a person matured in your opinion?