Maturity is consistently realizing we have the choice to pick our response.
There are 3 things to know about maturity.
First, it isn’t a function of age. While we see it most often in the post-teen years, there isn’t a strong correlation between age and maturity. There are folks who go through life never experiencing what it is like to be mature.
Second, it isn’t just exhibited in adversity. While adversity tells us a lot, it is in day-to-day living that we see mature behavior shine. Small acts of mature behavior instead of petulance go a long way in making our lives better.
Finally, we can teach mature behavior in ourselves and others by focusing on the space between what happens to us and how we respond. It is in that space that the magic happens.