Maturity / Immaturity : LUSENET : All Cried out : One Thread

What, to you, defines maturity in someone? What do you believe is immature? I'm asking for personal opinions only so even quirky ones will do. :)

-- Anonymous, October 27, 2000


Some Signs of Immaturity:

-Thinking you know everything about a certain subject. No matter how much you know, you can still learn something, so keep that mouth shut and those ears open!

-Bragging, gloating, whatever you call it. Those who really possess do not need to revert to such childish actions.

-Narrow-mindedness, prejudice, everything related. It signifies a stunted development within the thinking processes. Because the mind isn't open, how do you expect to grow?

-When it's always "me, me, me first" in your relationships.

-When you can't lose with dignity. Case in point: In the Olympic Games, when the Thai boxer Wijarn Polrit won the round and went for the "required" handshaking, the coach of the other side looked away and thrust his hand out in a decidedly rude manner. Losing does feel shitty, but do you really have to be such a jerk about it?

-When you can't win with dignity. Jumping around and yelling "I beat you!" and smirking is _SO_ an indication of how well you've developed yourself. Case in point: This guy at my university has a very high GPA average and he's good with finance. My friend studied in the same Corporate Finance class with him, and the midterm results came out. Of course the guy got the highest, while my friend--who hates math--got a pretty low score. Guess what the guy did. He turned, looked at my friend, made a huffy noise, smirked, and jutted his nose in the air before turning back. And they didn't even know each other. Needless to say, this guy has quite a few people hunting for his blood.

-When you're ALWAYS right.

-- Anonymous, November 03, 2000

Learning to become humble.

-- Anonymous, December 30, 2000

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