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Posted 5/26/14
The way I see it, actions do not define the maturity of someone, you could be doing anything and I'd never define your maturity by those actions.

Mental ability is what defines maturity, how you think, how you perceive the world around you, how you face difficult tasks and most importantly is how you use life experience to do what you want to do and be who you want to be.
This coming from a 15 year old with little to none life experience to actually spend on being who I want to be.

I'd say I'm only now getting used to using life experience wisely and efficiently, to shape my life the way I want and to tackle any problems I must face.
So I guess you could say that in my case I'm only starting to mature.
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I'm 26. I have the mindset of a 16 year old. lol
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In the words of Gintoki , 'The best way to live life a full life is to be a child, no matter what your age.'
Also, a mature person can be extremely childish.
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Let's first define maturity because people tend to have the wrong idea what it really is.
Maturity is ones ability to the environment with the correct manner.

However, people tend to believe if you have hobbies or things that would be considered youthful that you are "immature". Obviously this isn't the case. I love a lot of things that I consider that society would deem childish, People have wrongful programming and instantly assume you're immature and unable to "grow up"

But having loves, likes, and hobbies is what makes you grow up and lead a happy life.

Lets think maturity like this though, it's all about making the most correct decisions of what the environment calls for. It could be dealing with costumers at your job, Managing your free time, Not doing stupid things that will impact yourself/others.

The last one is just a vague one, but I think the gist has been understood

Maturity is 100% based on age because age=/=experience.

some people are just naturally more mature then others.


Anyways OP and other maturity worrying readers. Keep doing the things you do <3
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only thing you need to know in life is how to juggle hobbies and responsibility! YES you are 18 it is time to think about education and what you want to be! I am 29 years old have a great job am a single dad with full custody and my living room is full of my massive video game and anime collection also includes action figures, posters and i may even have Zelda dish towels! dont lose who you are out of guilt or feeling pressured! just learn balance
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Well to be mature in my opinion is to be wise. When you were a kid, you didn't think twice before you acted out, whether it would cause something bad to happen or whether it would make something good happen, when we get older we start to realize how we do things and how it affects others, I think this is the way to be "mature" you don't act selfishly without knowing the consequences.
I really don't think changing your likes from anime to hardcore "series" like Breaking Bad or something will make you more mature, it's all about how you think about things before you act and know the consequences. That's what it means to become "mature"
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Posted 5/26/14 , edited 5/26/14
As others have said, age does not equal maturity. I may still be in my youth myself, but I've had a few years to wrestle with this sort of stuff. As I've seen it, you end up picking up experience along the way and, over time, that can help make you wiser if you choose to use the experiences in that way. But maturity? That's all on you.

And I think it's overrated anyway. Being a responsible adult and being a stereotypically mature person are two completely different things and they are not mutually exclusive. I say if you want to laugh at farts or play goofy anime video games or cosplay well into your 50s, who's gonna stop you but you? It's important to be a responsible person, especially if you have other people (like a family) counting on you, but don't sacrifice who you are or what brings you joy for anyone.
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22 / F / Planet Earth
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Posted 5/26/14
Nope I have the maturity of a 10 year old!!
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25 / M / Los Angeles,Calif...
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age does not equal maturity
life experience equals maturity
Posted 5/26/14 , edited 5/26/14
maturity = adult diapers
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Yes.

But honestly, it's sure is the answer is yes. No matter how retarded or lame you're, the answer is the same.
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Age and maturity aren't really link. I don't call immature people childish it feels like a slur. Like saying that being a child means being an idiot. I don't like it.
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Posted 5/27/14 , edited 5/27/14
As I've seen others point out, maturity comes from experience, not age. That said, it is likely someone who is older will have had more experiences than some one who is younger.

Hobbies or enjoying activities some consider childish has no bearing on a person's maturity level. Maturity is being able to handle situations that life throws at you and the ability to be self sufficient. Enjoying, anime, games, or other activities doesn't impact being able to function in the world. On the other hand, being able to hold a job, manage your finances, take care of a house/condo/apartment and to be able to take responsibility for your decisions are things that directly impact your ability to handle life and thus are indicators of maturity.

I know I felt very overwhelmed by many things an "adult" is expected to deal with when I was in my 20's. It was all new and scary and I wasn't sure I could handle it. I'd be very surprised if someone who just turned 18 felt like and adult. You haven't had any practice being an adult. Life has been lived with training wheels on up to that point.

I love anime, I've got anime related art at my desk at work and at home. I also enjoy video games and still love heavy metal music like I did when I was a teenager. I also have a successful career, own a home, manage my finances, and able to navigate through most things and adult is expected to do. I'd say I'm fairly mature, even though I enjoy anime, play video games and still like to play that music my parents always wanted me to turn down.
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Posted 5/27/14
Age is just how long you have survived om a large rock orbiting around a giant fusion reactor maturity is some else entirely. No two people are exactly alike so there is no set in stone scale of maturity you can really compare yourself against. What someone may see as mature others may see as the opposite. That being said there are times when you just have to toe the line and just act as you are expected to IE at work or doing schoolwork work. Ultimately try to be yourself life is too short to be constantly worrying what other people think of you.
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Posted 5/27/14
Age is how old you are in years and largely only relevant when it comes to things like drinking, voting, being allowed to work and other things your government is permitted to control in your life.

Maturity is subjective and for the most part voluntary. When you're with your friends and/or family, and it's not one of those situations where certain types of behavior is expected of you (like say...someone's wedding) just refrain from doing the things that make them mad and you're good. When you're by yourself, do whatever you want.

...or you could be like me and just pretend to be a reasonable adult 75% of the time.
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