Growing Up is Hard to Do

Maturity grows on you. I know this sounds corny. So...

What i wanted to say about maturity is an expression of appreciation of this quality in others. Yes, youth has its freshness and other charms and beauties, and in rare individuals youth and maturity can co-exist. It's mostly the psychological sense of maturity i'm thinking of that i find attractive: people not stuck in 4-year-old behaviour patterns, or 14-year-old.

Now to some extent we all have these patterns, so it's not a question of black and white, but shades of teal and salmon. Anyone who's lived long enough has been around the block a few times; the question is, what have they done with their experience?