Maturing is not the same as getting old or older. We can be young and mature and old and immature. There is little connection.

Maturity begins when we accept responsibility for all the circumstances, events and relationships that make up our lives. This does not deny the impact that others may have had, particularly if we didn’t get to choose them, or the havoc thrown into our plans by accidents or other events that may have moved us backwards instead of forwards. 

Regardless, maturity requires total and complete acceptance that our life now is our responsibility. Our relationships, how we communicate, what we choose to do or not do. Our lives reflect all those choices, all of our actions, all of our re-actions. 

Paraphrasing Matthiew Ricard, we might say: Our confidence in our futures is closely linked to how well our perceptions regarding our maturity match our realities.

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