What does it mean to be mature?

I've been called a few things in my day (not a lot of 'em, but hey...), and "mature" seems to be a common one. So, I ask, what does it actually mean to be "mature"?
 

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My age; whatever that happens to be at the moment.

Usually people are referring to your maturity level as opposed to your age. For example, if you are a very responsible person at age 16, you might be considered mature on that basis. You might be considered mature as a function of your interests. You might be considered mature based on your demeanor... So I think its a term relative to the context; if there is one.
 
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maturity is when you realise that making thread asking about it is immature
 

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Isn't it past your bedtime yommama?
 
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he sure seems a bit pissy lately doesn't he?
 

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1. not being too influenced by whatever is happening around you and just do the right thing!:bugeye:
2. not commenting on what yu have no idea about.
Therefore, I shouldn't post in your thread! :biggrin:
 

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I've been called a few things in my day (not a lot of 'em, but hey...), and "mature" seems to be a common one. So, I ask, what does it actually mean to be "mature"?
Probably being responsible is a common meaning. Along with that goes being deliberate, thoughtful, considerate, dependable, sincere, respectful, honest, using careful consideration and sound or good judgement, and basically being a decent person. Lisa!'s first definition would apply.
 

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thoughtful, considerate, sincere...?

HONEST????

It would seem that you feel that there are many immature, old, business tycoons?

I had one employer who blatently tried to shame me for my naivety, for being honest; and over nothing of consequence no less.
 
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Though these are certainly good qualities to have, I don't understand the connection to maturity.
 

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he sure seems a bit pissy lately doesn't he?
Yeah, maybe he's having those bladder control issues again.
 
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Maturity, I vaguely define as having:

*Capacity for reason (in other words-->critical thinking), and
*Willpower (to act upon the reason<--as concluded from that 'critical thinking')
 

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tribdog said:
he sure seems a bit pissy lately doesn't he?

Maybe it's cos you were mean to him in the "thread killer" thread. Or cos I :rofl:ed at it.

Maturity makes things less fun. It is something I lack. I still run around my flat making monkey noises.

I suppose maturity is a measure of how adult you are. But how do you judge that? Who was the most mature person ever, who is the benchmark for everyone else's maturity?

Anyway, immaturity is better. It has become my new way of meeting people. To quote Seinfeld (seeing as FredGarvin did in another thread)

"So, do you date immature men?"
"Almost exclusively."

If it works for him, it has to work for me. :biggrin:
 
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It's not about mature or immature, it's mainly about affection one has and it never I blive apprears in those who don't even feel or understand what is a true affection for even a thing !!!
 

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yomamma said:
maturity is when you realise that making thread asking about it is immature
Who's yommama, btw?:tongue2:
 

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Lisa! said:
Who's yommama, btw?:tongue2:
I don't know, I was just spawned in a pool with my brothers and sisters. No, wait, that's tadpoles.

Maturity is not hijacking someone else's thread! :biggrin:
 

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jimmy p said:
I don't know, I was just spawned in a pool with my brothers and sisters. No, wait, that's tadpoles.

Maturity is not hijacking someone else's thread! :biggrin:
Yep! And it's not also mature to call someone else immature even if he is!:tongue2:
 

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Lisa! said:
Yep! And it's not also mature to call someone else immature even if he is!:tongue2:

Well it CERTAINLY isn't mature to point out that calling someone else immature when he is, is immature. :tongue:
 
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fake chris, why are you still talking to like that ?
 

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Who is fake chris?
 

Lisa!

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well, being argumentative alos couldn't be mature. So I guess I'm out of here!
 

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