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Would you share your definition of maturity and the processes to become mature?

Watching people and seeing my own pathway to "grey hair", I have often thought about the question, 'what is maturity and when will we know we arrived/achieved?'

What ideals wait upon persons who seek maturity? Yes, I know; maturity varies and is not necessarily linked to body age. Given wide variances in human experiences, what could you say that defines maturity.

TED players are invited to help define maturity. Please disregard what you think others have said or will say; just dig into your experiences and ideals.


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    May 19 2013: Hi there ,
    Interesting question , such a question deserve also an interesting definition.
    But unfortunately I am not able to to that.
    However, I see maturity as some sort of endless process that people during life time perceve/be aware of the deferent set of thoughs/ideas that bother them as the ages go by.
    Of course it is relatet with Responsability, Decision Makeing , Ageing etc The point is that it does not make sense to me thinking of maturity as a goal/objective.

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