A Smooth Ride to Maturity

Editorials News | Feb-23-2021

A Smooth Ride to Maturity

Maturity isn't something that happens overnight. Maturity comes through trial and error; it’s a process that has got to be perfected. Life throws curveballs and there are always multiple ways to affect the situations. Being mature is making the proper choices and knowing right from wrong. Once you turn eighteen you're expected to only be mature. You’re allowed to shop for a house, a car, get a MasterCard, it looks like you'll do whatever you would like. Maturity basically gets thrown at you, so hopefully, you're prepared for it. High school responsibilities, like getting employment, budgeting some time and learning to drive teach you skills that you simply can use in your adult life, if you select to use them. Maturity is about choice. You'll tend every skill that you simply got to survive and if you're mature enough you'll use them. For me, driving a car, getting to Europe, graduating, and having employment have all contributed to my maturity. I even have to form life and death choices a day while driving, and my choices affect other’s lives- which bring tons of maturity. I visited Europe basically alone, with no parent there to carry my hand. I had to form good choices, be safe, and be mature while I used to be halfway across the planet from my parents. Maturity encompasses the aspect of being conscious of the acceptable place and time to behave in a certain way. Knowing when to act supported the circumstances and culture of the relevant society also can be considered as a facet of maturity. Maturity isn't a matter of age.

By: Jyoti Nayak

Birla School, Pilani