Maturity Is Not Directly Proportional To Age

Jodian Marie Thomas, MS, Bsc, Asc
5 min readDec 14, 2022

Ageing like fine wine is one thing, evolving exponentially is another. — Jodian Marie

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Maturity does not have an end. It's not a finite or complete state. Maturing is an ever-evolving state of being. Unlike wine, which eventually goes bad if aged for too long, the human state of mind would age indefinitely, and increase in quality, if it were not for the oh-so-inevitable nuisance called death.

As we age we are expected to become better versions of ourselves. We are expected to mature with time. If you are someone who invests time and energy into your self-development you will agree that maturity happens in several dimensions simultaneously. And no two humans mature in the same way or at the same rate. Also, even though society and some science suggest that women mature faster than men, it doesn't mean we mature better.

The maturity I am referring to here is the multifaceted, multidimensional art of self-mastery.

If you are self-aware and are always looking for ways to access and progress in your level of maturity, keep reading to see if anything here can help you to get closer to your desired personal projection. Assuming that your personal projection is exponentially inclined. LOL.

  1. Life doesn’t wait for you to be ready. Nor does it wait for you to get over your failures or feel okay with being your current self. Where ever you are in life, keep moving. Keep waking up daily and pushing up that hill or ladder, whichever proverbial view you prefer. When you can't push yourself up, drag it.
  2. The time you spend alone should be so well spent, it makes you practically addicted to solitude. Time alone should overwhelm you with gratitude. Time spent alone should rejuvenate you with creativity and fill you with wonder. New dreams and ideas should sprout up from the time you spend watering yourself in solitude. You will bloom so beautiful people will naturally want to dwell around you. Even if you live with your partner or family. Make your me time exclusive and eventful.
  3. Calm is the captain of the unsunken ship. Even if the ship is going down, go down calmly. When you master your emotions you can handle any situation. Mental peace is important for mental intelligence to increase. Similarly, emotional peace
Jodian Marie Thomas, MS, Bsc, Asc

Research Coordinator and Experimental Physicist. My love for reading, communicating, sharing thoughts, ideas, advice and little ‘picker-upers’ brought me here.