What are the things you realize when you become mature?

1. How is the maturity of a person defined?

Maturity is when you understand what you are, what you want, and what you want to be. Maturity is when you can bifurcate between good things required by you and ignore those that are not required.Click here to know more on Maturity

What do you think, at what age is a person mature enough to take bold decisions? Is there any specific age for maturity like 20, 25, 40, 60 years? The answer is no. 

Let me tell you, there are many people way too mature at an early age while there are also some people who are not mature even at an old age. Some of them never change and act as childish. 

Let me highlight what character of us, mindset shows that we are mature enough to handle every hurdle in life. In this article, I would share my personal experiences which I came across where people realize a few things when they become mature.Click here to know more on maturity with respect to age  

2. What are the things you realize when you become mature?

Thinking practically

2.1. Listening more and speaking less

Each one of us tends to express ourselves and expect others to listen to us. Most of you are good at being verbose but fail to interpret that others also deserve a chance to vocalize themselves.

Cultivating the habit of listening first and then giving your views or suggestions is a sign of maturity. This only happens when you are coming of age and master the habit of giving importance to another person's feelings.

Maturity is when you understand, speaking less and expressing more through your actions is supreme.

2.2. Less self-absorbed, self-centered, and inconsiderate

Most of us are very self-absorbed which means preoccupied with self-feelings, thoughts, and interests. We forget that we live in a society where we need to go hand in hand and respect each other’s thoughts.

Thereby being Self-centered will not benefit us; in fact, you will never mix with people and earn a bad name from all. Seeking attraction everywhere will also land you in trouble one or the other day.

It is also very public that people unknowingly offend others and don't comprehend it even after they speak. Hence, you need to be considerate about each humanoid around you.

The maturity comes when we realize being self-obsessed or self-centered is not going to take us long. Therefore, being less egoistic, being rational, and not insulting anyone without any reason is maturity.

2.3. When you realize self-satisfaction and internal peace are more important than money

Every individual desires to earn recognition in their early days. Every one of us wants a settled life. So we work harder and harder to get superfluous money. Many of us change jobs only for one reason which is money. Some of us ponder on starting our own business to avoid relying on someone to get this money.

Real adulthood is when the person cognizes that on the earth, money is the essential factor to get happiness but with that comes job satisfaction. A stage comes when you realize your passion for the job comes first and then the money follows you automatically. Hence, when you get this realization, it is pretty sure you are thinking maturely.

2.4. Avoid taking everything personally

When we are in a growing stage we are more rebellious and react harshly to the slightest of things. We tend to hold grudges and take revenge either through words or action. Most of us can't take the jokes or things lightly and often get offended.

Conversely, the signs of maturity are when you understand that everything is not to be taken seriously; some things are to be ignored while some are to be taken humorously. Forgiveness to yourself and others is the best method to keep yourself calm and happy.

A mature person doesn’t waste energy to prove their point nor do they waste time defending their point. If you are confident in what you are doing it is enough and automatically you avoid making excuses for any challenges. 

Hence, learn to let go of things that hurt us, accept the situations, and move on.

2.5. Taking responsibility for your health and happiness and not blaming for the circumstances.

Most of us are likely to blame the situation for not succeeding in the unfulfilled goals of life. All of us must know that circumstances or situations created in life can’t be avoided and we are the ones who need to be strong during these circumstances. No one can change destiny but we can surely create our stability.

The signs of maturity are when we realize nothing is important in life more than our health and close ones. Hence, it is a must, strive hard to face all circumstances with courage and try to achieve success irrespectively of all the health conditions we are going through. 

A mature person is one who can handle themselves in a composed way in both worst as well as the best phases of life. Hence, we must take accountability for our health and happiness and stop blaming the circumstances that occurred in our life. Thus, spot what works in your life and make an effort to do something different.

2.6. Be flexible and adaptable.

Flexibility and adaptability are the notable qualities of a mature person. We should be in a state to accept whatever comes in our way and not run away from it. We need to respect others' points of view, beliefs, and way of life without judging each other before the conversation. 

When we learn to adapt to the surrounding in which we go, accept the cultural differences, the language, the standard of living there is a sign of maturity.

We should accept the person as they are and not insist on them to change themselves. You should be flexible in letting others speak rather than proving you are right and belittling them. The use of violence to get your point across is childishness. 

Thus Maturity is when we understand everyone is right in our perspective and there is no harm in inculcating in us the positivities of other individuals.

2.7. Be compassionate and have empathy

At the point at which we start thinking through another person’s perspective or their point of view, we would have surely climbed a step towards maturity. Having sympathy for others and sharing their joys and sorrows are signs of being a mature person. 

Encouraging and being supportive to others and making sacrifices for the good of others, giving importance to other individual’s feelings by hiding our problems is maturity.

Another sign of maturity is when we train ourselves to undertake the task of doing something good for a society without expecting much from them. This is when you get internal peace and satisfaction. You will start believing true success in life lies more in helping others and seeing them happy.

2.8. Stand up for justice for yourself and others.

You should never compromise on your self-respect. Whatsoever may be the situation, standing for justice is important. Whenever you see something is going wrong you should stand and fight for the truth.

I have seen and heard from colleagues, friends where work culture is very bad. Most of us are put under unnecessary pressure or insulted in front of all. Here it is a must to realize that ignorance to a few things is bliss. The less attention you give to these discouraging things, the happier you would be. 

We can do whatever is in our hands and try to give our best, if it is not recognized, fight for our justice and never compromise when someone hurts our self-respect.


Just to conclude maturity comes with age but it is not a certain fixed number. It may come early to some and it may be delayed for a few. Sometimes hard circumstances in life also make us bold and mature enough to take apt decisions. Speaking less and conveying more through actions is a strong sign of maturity. Having sympathy and empathy for others is the primary step of becoming mature. Taking accountability, accepting things with audacity, and showing flexibility as per situation are signs of maturity.

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The ability to differentiate between humor and insult, fighting for self-respect is a few significant qualities vital for each one of us. So to conclude, I would say learn to find joy in the success of someone else, not to keep enmity for long, accept the upcoming challenges in a composed way, and not to criticize anyone unnecessarily. This will surely show your maturity.

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  2. We never stop to think about all such things in our life. Reading your blogs get me thinking. Thank you for these beautifully written blogs.

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  3. Very well written piece!!

  4. Very well described and explained.
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  6. Very relatable. Felt like reading my own life story.

    1. Thank you so much.๐Ÿ˜Š Hope you will surely fight for your self respect.

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