Although we all have to (or at least should) reach some stage of maturity by the time we are adults, it isn’t always easy to remember the lessons we’ve learned throughout life that brought us to where we are. Sometimes it can be useful to review. These are 25 sure signs of maturity that we all need reminding of sometimes.
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Doing the right thing for the right reasons even if it involves sacrifice
Just doing the right thing isn’t necessarily a sign of maturity. You can save an orphan just so that other people think you’re altruistic. It’s the right thing to do, but you’re still very immature. Saving an orphan for the sole purpose of doing the right thing…that is mature.
Letting someone else have the last word
Realizing that arguments aren’t about who talks last takes a very mature human indeed.
Empathy and the understanding that everybody has their own emotions, beliefs, and experiences
Understanding that everybody is not like you requires a lot of awareness about the world. Taking that a step further – understanding that this isn’t a bad thing – requires, well, maturity.
More thinking and less talking
Also, listen. It’s important for almost every relationship in your life.
Focusing on being a good person rather than looking like a good person
This is huge. It basically means wrestling your pride into submission and doing things that you know you may not get credit for.