Last night I watched a documentary about World War I, "They Shall Not Grow Old." A different era indeed, but a time when men were men as compared today the millennial man-child.
Today, our societal shift is becoming more self-centered, self-absorbed and narcissistic. We've become less mature than our ancestors, in part because life has become "easy" to survive. Adults today have the maturity of a twelve-year old, many acting like their own "Sun-God."
Maturity comes with experience and not necessarily always dictated by one's age. Caring about people, caring about life, caring about how you impact others and/or the world is a sign of maturity. Maturity is the point where two people can agree to disagree and still respect one another. Maturity is when we appreciate and respect the small things in life. It is a time of being selfless and know there is more to life than you, your ego and your worries.
As always, inspired by the sun,
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com